AREA Webinar Archive

AREA Research Committee Webinar – 3D Capture and AR for Subsurface Utility Engineering

On-site planning and excavation of underground infrastructure requires easy access to reliable and accurate subsurface utility records to ensure an informed decision-making foundation. In this webinar, new methods using Reality Capture and AR technology will be presented to provide informed visualization for utility owners and contractors when planning, managing and supporting subsurface utility engineering projects on and off site. The method was implemented in an outdoor AR prototype system capable of accurate and robust in-situ visualization of 3D capture data with close alignment to the real surroundings. Another AR visualization method was also developed, however, this time using conventional utility map data as visualization source. The method focused on visualizing the utility data as virtual utility markings providing close and seamless blending with the ground surface as well as adapting real utility marking design schemes from industry guidelines.

Previous AREA Webinars are also available to view. Select from the list below, all hosted on our AREA YouTube channel.


AREA Research Committee Webinar – Distributed Mobile AR Architectures in the Lab and Beyond

Dr. Maria Gorlatova’s lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University is conducting research on adaptive intelligent behaviour in Internet of Things systems and applications. This includes architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging pervasive systems. These are applied to domains such as enabling networking of objects that harvest energy from the environment, monitoring different elements of human activities and Augmented Reality.

Specifically, the lab is developing and testing factors that affect response time and quality of service when distributed AR architectures leverage the computational resources on the edge of networks.

AREA Research Committee Webinar - Distributed Mobile AR Architectures in the Lab and Beyond

AREA Research Committee Webinar CONIX Research Center and the ARENA Platform

The Augmented Reality Edge Networking Architecture (ARENA) is a networking platform designed to simplify programming where there is a mix of virtual and physical systems. By combining spatial awareness and real-time sensing technologies, projects using the ARENA platform permit physical and digital entities to interact in innovative, new ways.

AREA Research Committee Webinar CONIX Research Center and the ARENA Platform

AREA Research Committee Webinar – Introduction to the ILLIXR Consortium

Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and based on the Illinois Extended Reality Testbed, the ILLIXR Consortium is developing: – A reference open-source end-to-end XR system testbed, with state-of-the-art components connected with a modular runtime, – A benchmarking methodology for XR systems, including reference system configurations, applications, data sets, and metrics and – A community where the multidisciplinary XR systems research and development stakeholders come together.

AREA Research Committee Webinar - Introduction to the ILLIXR Consortium

AR on the Manufacturing Floor

The use of augmented reality (AR) in industrial applications is growing by leaps and bounds and has become tantamount in Industry 4.0 concepts. In fact, 28 percent of those surveyed in a recent PwC study reported that they have implemented, piloted, or planned to implement AR and/or virtual reality (VR) technology.

Starting your Enterprise AR journey How Medtronic and Valiant TMS have made it work!

In this webinar, you will hear from Andreas Hartmann from Medtronic and Ray Slowik the Senior R&D Engineer at Valiant TMS. They will be providing insights, experiences and challenges of implementing enterprise AR.

Starting your Enterprise AR journey How Medtronic and Valiant TMS have made it work!

December 2021: Looking for investment – hear the latest about the AR industry and how to secure investment

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips is an investment bank for clients that operate at the intersection of content, technology, and services. Colton Smith is their Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions with a strong focus and expertise on Augmented Reality. During this webinar, you will find out how different trends are driving the adoption of Augmented Reality; AR’s role in transforming the enterprise landscape; Strategies to help companies capture value; A typical engagement process with ODP.

Looking for investment – hear the latest about the AR industry and how to secure investment

November 2021: AREA Webinar – Reinventing Intelligence & Planning using AR in Defence

In this webinar, you will hear from Gonçalo Antunes, Marketing Lead at Masters of Pie, a software company that enables XR Collaboration for Enterprise. The webinar will present an innovative use case delivered by Masters of Pie for the British Army and presented at DSEI.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – Sizing the Enterprise AR Hardware Market

During this webinar featuring Tom Mainelli, VP of Devices at IDC, explains how IDC sizes the current market and forecasts enterprise AR hardware growth. Tom shares highlights of the forecast to be released earlier in the same week. Topics covered include: the different approaches IDC uses when estimating enterprise AR hardware market size and growth;  what factors IDC forecasting takes into account when sizing the adoption of enterprise AR; and some important developments in 2021 that will make this year memorable in the annals of enterprise AR history.

AREA WorkinAR Session – Interoperability and Standards for Enterprise Augmented Reality

One size AR does not meet all use case requirements. And no AR supplier is the world’s leader in all domains and features. This session provides a strong foundation from which engineers, developers, architects, decision makers and anyone responsible for AR adoption, can build a strategy and implement a concrete plan for interoperable AR to maximize flexibility of component usage, reduce costs and increase innovation in the enterprise AR ecosystem

AREA Masterclass WorkinAR Session – How AR is changing the Life Sciences Industry

In this webinar, you will hear from Angelo Stracquatanio from He will be providing insights, experiences, and challenges of implementing enterprise AR. You will learn: How AR is being used to solve challenges within the life sciences industry and to advance development and delivery of life saving drugs, treatments, vaccines and therapies.

Khronos AR and 3D Commerce Initiatives and their Wider Industry Impact

During this public webinar, Martin Enthed, Digital Manager at IKEA, shares why his company supports interoperable AR, invests in standards development and recommends adoption of standards in its ecosystem. Neil Trevett, Khronos President, offers an overview of Khronos and its standardization work which is relevant to AR.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – Impact of Light Emitted by AR Displays @ CIOP PIB

The Polish Central Institute for Labor Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB) conducts research and development leading to new technical and organizational solutions in the fields of labor protection, occupational safety, health and ergonomics.

During this webinar, Mariusz Wiselka presents the project on which he is working at the CIOP Department of Safety Engineering and results obtained to date.


AREA Research Committee Webinar – Sensing Human Gestures – FIG @ Carnegie Mellon University

The Future Interfaces Group is an interdisciplinary research lab within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Researchers at the FIG are developing new concepts that may provide value to users of enterprise AR systems. In this webinar, two projects are presented, BodySLAM and MeCap.


AREA Thought Leaders Network – The Atheer AR Maturity Model

In this webinar, you will hear from Nag ChandraShekar from Atheer, Inc. Nag is the Chief Product Officer at Atheer. He will provide not only his insights, experience and challenges of implementing enterprise AR, but will also talk about how those relate to the continuum of AR implementations that fit into the Atheer AR Maturity Model – and particularly how the model is acutely relevant in a COVID-recovery world. It will help participants understand where they currently are in the four-stage model, the things they need to do to reach the highest stage of the model (where AR provides real, on-going and mission-critical strategic benefit) and what will make them successful in every stage along the way.

Atheer AR Maturity

AREA Thought Leaders Network – Digital Twins and 3D scans as the key to AR applications 

In this webinar, you will hear from Markus Meixner (CEO) and Andreas Schreiner from ViewAR. They will be providing insights, experience and challenges of implementing enterprise AR. The webinar focuses on new approaches on how to create a digital twin by scanning locations and using the scans to implement hardware free indoor navigation.

AREA Thought Leaders Network – How to tackle multiple shop-floor challenges with a single AR solution

In this webinar, you will hear from Tero Aaltonen, the CEO of Augumenta, with Eve Lindroth and Sanna Siurumaa joining the discussion. They will be providing insights and experience of implementing Augmented Reality (AR) solutions in factories, and how one AR solution can help you solve multiple challenges on the shop-floor. Tero, Eve and Sanna will focus on practical examples and learning from AR projects carried out in different industrial environments. They will share concrete tips and guidance on what to consider when you’re planning an AR deployment project for your team.

AREA Thought Leaders Network – Masters of Pie, the Base Unit of Collaboration in AR 

In this webinar, Gonçalo Antunes – Marketing Lead at Masters of Pie, his insights and views about the differences between conferencing and collaboration and why this approach plays a key role in the success of rolling out Augmented Reality in Enterprise.  Masters of Pie is a software company that delivers real-time collaboration solutions across AR/VR, Desktop and Mobile. While the mass adoption of Augmented Reality is expected to take-off with technology enhancements like 5G, attendees will also learn about practical use cases that can be immediately started to see the true value of adopting AR today like remote hot-desking.

AREA Thought Leaders Network – Bridging the Gap for Enterprise AR Adoption 

More than 1 billion jobs, almost one-third of all jobs worldwide, are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade,” OECD estimates. How can we shape the future of work so that it brings increased opportunities for everyone, not more inequalities? At Appearition we envision building an inclusive future of work. Through our platform, we reduce the barriers of entry for enterprises to adopt immersive technologies In this webinar, Appearition CEO & Founder Vivek Aiyer will be sharing insights, experience and challenges of implementing enterprise AR.

AREA Thought Leaders Network – Creating Digital Twins in Record Time

In this webinar, you will hear from Jim Novack, CEO of Talent Swarm, a founding member of the AREA. He will be providing a simple, executable road map for companies seeking to create Digital Twins of their facilities in an inexpensive, phased approach, as well as the specific benefits to be gained and possible savings. In the webinar, the current devices and software available will be demonstrated and show how Augmented Reality applied to Digital Twins together with IoT devices may soon be considered the “killer apps” for remote assistance and monitoring of complex industrial plants in the age of restricted travel due to health and cost considerations.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – European Union ARtwin Project

In order to validate the benefits of an AR Cloud dedicated to industry and construction 4.0, the European Commission has granted members of the AR-Twin consortium support to develop a system capable of continuously maintaining a Digital Twin or BIM model that is as close as possible to the physical factory or the construction site. Such a system could then be the basis for deploying services such as AR device localization, quality control and real time resource management. To deliver services to diverse AR devices and address complex use cases, the data processing, mapping or rendering will be distributed and utilize 5G technologies.

Intro to European Union ARtwin Project

AREA Interoperability and Standards Webinar Introduction to IEEE ARLEM

Currently, custom engineering is required to integrate AR-enabled training solutions with existing learning management systems. Without a standard, enterprises must repeat the integration with each source of learning content. IEEE ARLEM defines an overarching conceptual model that describes interactions between the physical world, the user, and digital information, the context for AR-assisted learning and other parameters of the environment. Adoption of this standard will facilitate the creation of AR-enabled experience repositories and online marketplaces for Augmented Reality-enabled learning content.

Introduction to IEEE ARLEM

AREA Research Committee – Mixed User Experience Evaluation Methods

A mixed-method evaluation approach for AR UX is necessary to ensure benefits are achieved, risks are as low as possible and the solution will be accepted by users. The Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory of the Kyung Hee University (KR) has developed a protocol using a combination of observational, self-reported, and physiological measurements. During this public webinar, Jamil Hussain presents the principles of UX evaluation and guidelines for using Mixed-Method UX evaluation.

AREA Interoperability & Standards Webinar – Introduction to MPEG Point Cloud Compression

This AREA Interoperability and Standards webinar provides attendees an overview of MPEG PCC Working Group origins and goals, the structure and current status of the new standard – Tools and guidelines for testing and implementing MPEG PCC, and suggestions for contributing to further development of this standard.

AREA Interoperability & Standards Webinar Introduction to Khronos Group OpenXR

In this public webinar, Paul Davies of the Boeing Company shares how following the progress of OpenXR and other standards is helping companies futureproof their deployments and investments in AR technologies. Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group, gives an overview of the Khronos standards relevant to AR deployment, and Brent Insko, Lead VR Architect at Intel and OpenXR Working Group Chair, presents the OpenXR architecture, and an overview of a typical OpenXR application lifecycle including the creation of objects, session state changes, and the rendering loop.

AREA Research Committee Webinar Estimating Enterprise AR ROI using AREA’s On line Calculator

The AREA Research Committee worked with Strategy Analytics, a Boston-based IT market research firm, to develop a best practices report and an ROI calculator specifically for enterprise AR. When delivered to AREA members, the ROI calculator was an Excel spreadsheet. In May, the AREA introduced the Web-based enterprise AR ROI calculator. It is now available for use by members as well as anyone who registers on the AREA’s web site. Watch the webinar to learn more.

How to use AI to Transform Enterprise AR

Enterprise Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR) have made great leaps in assisting frontline workers across different industries by delivering information via wearable devices. However, creating sustainable value with AR/MR, which goes beyond the one-time gains in productivity, remains a key challenge for most companies.

Augmentir believes that it’s time to stop taking an isolated look at AR/MR and instead focus on the combination of these technologies with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Only the combination of these technologies will allow us to provide workers with AI-driven, visual guidance that will continuously improve work outputs and ultimately lead to the exponential productivity gains industrial companies are looking for. Watch this webinar with Augmentir CEO & Co-Founder, Russ Fadel, to learn more.

AREA Thought Leadership: How to Digitally Enhance your Workforce

In this webinar, you hear from David Francis from Theorem Solutions. They be provide insights, experience and challenges of implementing enterprise AR. A digital transformation strategy implies that your focus should be about the “digital”. However, in the 21st century, humans remain absolutely critical to how your business operates. Therefore, in the world of connected machines, and through the implementation of XR, we need to digitally enable our human workforce. Watch the full webinar below.

Reality Lab @PTC Overview and Projects

The PTC Reality Lab, founded by MIT Media Lab graduates, has a singular mission: to further the strategy and vision of PTC by exploring the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. The PTC Reality Lab focuses on industrial company requirements. It is exploring a broad range of technologies such as spatial computing, Augmented Reality, generative design, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, and digital twin – all within the context of the physical reality.

During this webinar, the director of the Reality Lab, Dr. Valentin Heun, provides an overview of the PTC Reality Lab research and introduces its first product, a new Open-Source Spatial Computing research platform. He provides a novel perspective on web-based AR and illustrates this perspective with demonstrations.

AREA Research Committee Webinar Light Anchors and the Future Interfaces Group

During this webinar, speakers shared some of the FIG projects relevant to enterprise AR users and focused more deeply on LightAnchors, one of the latest innovations from the FIG. LightAnchors is a new method to display spatially-anchored data in AR experiences using point lights already found in many objects and environments.

Introduction to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Activities Pertaining to AR

This AREA Interoperability and Standards webinar spans all the activities pertaining to Augmented Reality in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). George Percival, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Engineer of the OGC, presents an overview of the OGC’s goals, processes and standards. This  includes existing and emerging standards which when implemented can contribute to AR interoperability and integration in geospatial systems and services.

AREA Interoperability and Standards Webinar Introduction to IEEE SA and Activities Pertaining to AR

Through the Interoperability and Standards program, the AREA seeks to build industry knowledge about the benefits and approaches to achieving interoperability and to advance the development of standards or other approaches to interoperability.

This AREA Interoperability and Standards webinar spans all the activities pertaining to AR in the IEEE VR/AR Standards Working Group. Dr. Yu Yuan presents an overview of the IEEE standards development process, IEEE VR/AR Standards Working Group’s goals, processes and the emerging standards on which this SWG is working for VR and AR interoperability.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – EPRI Report on the Safety of Using AR Technologies

What are the effects of augmented reality (AR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) on muscle and eye strain and situational awareness of electric utility field workers? Should AR HMD technology be deployed to these workers, and, if so, which type(s) of AR devices and under which work conditions should they be used? This is the key research question answered in this AREA Research Committee webinar.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – CES 202 Round Up with an Enterprise AR Twist

During this AREA Research Committee webinar, Christine Perey (PEREY Research & Consulting, and chair of the AREA Research Committee) and Peter Tortorici from AREA member Medtronic, will review some of the CES 2020 announcements and demonstrations which could have an impact on the Enterprise AR ecosystem in 2020 and beyond.

AREA Research Committee Webinar – W3C Immersive Web WG and the Future of Web based AR

During this webinar, Ada Rose Cannon explains the reasons Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and others formed the W3C Immersive Web working group, how these companies collaborate on the new specification and the current status of its work. A discussion with experts follows the presentation

How Public Private Partnerships Conduct Research on AR in Manufacturing

In this webinar, speakers will be sharing how their consortia approach and conduct AR research and the findings as they have compiled to date.

Enterprise AR Interoperability and Standards

During this webinar, Christine Perey (PEREY Research & Consulting, and chair of the AREA Research Committee), will introduce the drivers for interoperability and provide the current status of activities in some of the Standards Development Organizations and a discussion with experts in interoperability and standards.

Building the perfect AR Use Case

Leading enterprises around the globe are using AR today to make anyone an instant expert across a variety of applications. Using AR at your organization means workers will never again have to go without the expertise they need to complete any task with ease. To help ensure the success of your initial deployment, register for this webinar to learn the six most important elements for identifying the right AR use case.

AREA Research Committee Webinar Merging IoT, AI and AR

This AREA Research Committee webinar will provide the results of the fifth AREA-directed research project focusing on IoT, AI and AR. In this project, IoT is the foundation of the data sensing and exchanging layer, AI is the engine of the analytical layer, and AR is fundamental to the visualization and decision support layer.

AREA Research Webinar: Current AR Research Projects – Dr. Radkowski of Iowa State University

Dr. Rafael Radkowski directs the augmented reality and computer vision efforts in his lab at the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State University. He and his team study various computer vision techniques for tracking and scene understanding as well as how these techniques add benefit to AR-supported tasks such as assembly training and manual inspection. His group collaborates with multiple enterprises and has successfully supported the implementation of several AR installations.

AREA Safety Committee Webinar: AREA members talk AR safety issues

In this webinar, some of the AREA Safety Committee members will provide insight and perspective on the Safety issues they have encountered and the work they, and the AREA is, undertaking to overcome them.

Developing AR and VR for Public Safety

Scott Ledgerwood presented this AREA Research Committee webinar. Scott leads the User Interface and User Experience Portfolio at the NIST Public Safety Communications Research Division. PSCR is performing research across a variety of areas to support future first responder technologies. They work with law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services to come up with unique virtual environments and scenarios to develop visual aids, haptic feedback devices, and audio cue interfaces.

AREA Research Committee Webinar Dr Steven Feiner, Columbia University

This AREA Research Committee webinar provides attendees insight into advanced research and user interface design methods and results of projects conducted under the direction of Dr. Steven Feiner, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.

The Benefits and Challenges of Enterprise AR Implementation

MakeUK and the AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) present a webinar about Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR). You hear from several Enterprises (and AREA members) who have successfully implemented AR solutions and are gaining substantial business benefit. Learn from Welsh Water and Medtronic as they explain the benefits and challenges of implementing Enterprise AR solutions and Realwear provides an overview of the technology needed to successfully deliver AR solutions and the best practice for implementation.

‘Overcoming Barriers to AR Adoption – A Security Perspective’

Fractured, underfunded, unknown, immature, reactive and uncertain are some keywords often associated with describing the current state of AR in the enterprise. Take a look at this Webinar with Brainwave CEO, Tony Hodgson, Stan Hanks from Realwear, Ben Cale from Welsh Water, Vladimir Beliavski from Bosch and Bob Labelle, also from Brainwave.


How You Can Benefit from Enterprise Augmented Reality

In this webinar, you will hear from Michael Campbell, EVP of Augmented Reality Products at PTC and Beth Scicchitano the AR lead at Newport News Shipbuilding. They will be providing insights, experience and challenges of implementing enterprise AR.

Overcoming the challenges of implementing AR

As the AR ecosystem grows, there are implementation challenges that enterprises need to overcome. This is the focus of this AREA webinar held 12 July 2018 with Theorem Solutions, Augmate and Atheer.

How Does AR Impact your Organization’s Bottom Line?

The primary reason for – and the ultimate test of – any AR solution is its return on investment (ROI). Yet when large organizations attempt to conduct ROI analyses on emerging technologies like Augmented Reality, they often encounter obstacles and unknown variables. Take a look at this webinar from Strategy Analytics and Upskill.

The Challenges of Enterprise AR Implementation

In this webinar, you will hear from several global enterprises (and AREA members) who have successfully implemented AR solutions and gained substantial business benefit. Learn from Boeing, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Bosch as they explain the challenges and benefits of implementing Enterprise AR solutions. It’s a “must attend” for anyone interested in learning about Enterprise AR.

Friends or Enemies – What is the relationship between Augmented Reality (AR) and IoT

Augmented Reality and Internet of Things (IoT) are technologies that are often grouped together by business. Yet many leaders and managers are unclear HOW, or indeed IF, these technologies are complimentary or contradictory. This webinar looks to clarify these technologies and investigate if IoT and AR are Friends or Enemies.


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