Budding tech startups that are utilizing the VR and AR space1 min read . Updated: 04 Feb 2019, 12:40 AM IST
- Holosuit is a startup focused on changing the way people learn and interact in the real and virtual world
- A B2B platform, Mirrorsize uses the camera(s) on smartphones to get these measurements
We profile two enterprise tech startups that are using advanced technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to provide solutions in diverse areas
HoloSuit: Learning in virtual worlds
Holosuit is a startup focused on changing the way people learn and interact in the real and virtual world. It has developed a bidirectional, wireless and full-body motion capture suit. The full-immersion sensor-packed jumpsuit allows users to point, touch and feel 3D objects, creating a 4D immersive experience.
It contains options for multiple embedded sensors and haptic feedback devices dispersed across both arms, legs, and all 10 fingers.
HoloSuit is a wireless platform and comes with a SDK (software development kit) that provides developers with possibilities of creating real and virtual applications.
It is also compatible with Android, Windows, and iOS, Oculus and similar AR/VR /mixed reality (MR) platforms. “When the user is in the virtual world, they can virtually play and learn piano, golf, fly a plane, learn any skill, be in a virtual chemistry lab or physics lab, learn scuba diving," says Shabir Momin, co-founder, HoloSuit.
Mirrorsize: Fit to size using AR
On the face of it, this AR startup isn’t doing anything new. Many companies have worked on AR platforms that measure the human body to help e-commerce brands find the right fit for clothes. However, Arup Chakraborty, founder and CEO, claims Mirrorsize’s technology is more advanced than others. He says his technology can get a person’s measurement with an accuracy of one centimetre. A B2B platform, Mirrorsize uses the camera(s) on smartphones to get these measurements. The company has various solutions, tailored to a merchant’s requirements. GetMeasured is a solution for companies who make clothes according to the customer’s measurements. On the other hand, Size2Fit is a solution for those who sell ready-made garments.
The company also plans to launch a solution called Draping. This will allow clothes to be virtually sewn for a customer, meaning users will actually see themselves wearing the clothes through AR technology. Just over two years in the making, Mirrorsize was formed by Chakraborty, alongside two professors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi—Subhasis Banerjee and Sudipto Mukherjee.