T-Mobile US accelerator focuses on 5G AR experiences for smart glasses
T-Mobile Accelerator participants will use Lenovo ThinkReality A3 augmented reality smart glasses
T-Mobile US’ Accelerator program, in which it works with startups, developers and entrepreneurs, is now focusing on how to enable immersive experiences for augmented reality smart glasses using T-Mobile 5G and the Snapdragon Spaces XR developer platform.
In a release, the telco said that the T-Mobile Accelerator is working to boost 5G innovation for AR smart glasses leveraging heads-up displays, spatial awareness and computer vision across the gaming, entertainment, education, wellness, fitness and travel and hospitality industries.
“Smart glasses will completely change how we connect and experience the world around us,” said John Saw, EVP of advanced and emerging technologies at T-Mobile US. “With T-Mobile 5G we have the capacity and performance needed to power high-bandwidth, immersive AR experiences for smart glasses, but it’s the developers and entrepreneurs that will bring these new applications to life.”
New T-Mobile Accelerator participants include:
-Beem (London, England). Beem is a software platform that enables live and on-demand communication using real humans in Augmented Reality.
-Krikey (San Francisco, CA). Krikey is an AR gaming and social media app.
-Mawari (Tokyo, Japan). Mawari is a specialist in cloud rendering and streaming technology for interactive AR experiences. Mawari provides an AR-focused streaming SDK that renders 3D content in the cloud and delivers it efficiently to devices.
-Mohx-Games (Eau Claire, WI). Mohx-games is a company focused on creating immersive augmented reality gaming and entertainment experiences.
-Pluto (Seattle, WA). Pluto VR offers shared presence communication through virtual and augmented reality technology.
-VictoryXR (Davenport, IA). VictoryXR offers immersive classrooms and campuses through virtual reality, including programs for K-12 as well as Higher Education.
To help build the ecosystem of AR applications for smart glasses, T-Mobile US engineers and business leaders will work directly with T-Mobile Accelerator participants as they develop, test and bring to market new AR products and services. Experts from Qualcomm Technologies will also provide support for solutions built on the Snapdragon Spaces platform. New participants will join the T-Mobile Accelerator Snapdragon Spaces program on a rolling basis.
With Snapdragon Spaces, developers can receive resources to create immersive consumer and enterprise AR applications. The platform enables developers to build 3D applications for AR smart glasses from scratch, or simply add headworn AR features to existing Android smartphone applications for a unified, multi-screen experience between the smartphone screen in 2D and the real world in 3D.
T-Mobile Accelerator participants will use Lenovo ThinkReality A3 augmented reality smart glasses, which are the first device to support Snapdragon Spaces.
The T-Mobile Accelerator has worked with 80 startup companies that have raised an aggregate of over $190 million.