Augmented reality is a far-reaching subject and application stretching from simple entertainment such as Pokemon, to life or death first responders and tele-medicine. AR apparatus spans from smartphones, to smart glasses, from HUDs to helmets for pilots and emergency workers. Everyone will use AR from consumers of all ages, to professionals of all industries. At the CVC conference, Dr. Peddie will focus on consumer smart glasses, and discuss the technical challenges and social implications of everyone wearing smart glasses. Peddie believes AR glasses, worn as easily as we now wear prescription and sun glasses, will make the world a safer place.
About the Speaker: Dr. Jon Peddie is a recognized pioneer in the graphics industry, President of Jon Peddie Research and named one of the most influential analysts in the world. He lectures at numerous conferences and universities on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Former President of Siggraph Pioneers, he serves on advisory board of several conferences, organizations, and companies, and contributes articles to numerous publications. In 2015, he was given the Life Time Achievement award from the CAAD society Peddie has published hundreds of papers, to date; and authored and contributed to eleven books.