Of course, we think one interesting thing was our booth 359 showing off our new product, Loci, available for HoloLens now in the windows store. We showed visitors how their notes, ideas, and analysis can be placed in the real world, to increase understanding and recall as they solve their problems.
Congratulations to Microsoft HoloLens for winning the Best Headworn Device award, as selected by the IEEE Standards Association!
I liked the talk by Tony Parisi of Unity. Tony worked in the early days of VR, on the VRML standard. Two billion devices have unity player installed. He gives a good survey of what is going on across companies in mixed reality. Mentioned WebAR, with the world as your QR code.
On April 15, 2017 we published version 1.0 of the Loci universal windows application for HoloLens on the Windows Store. Loci lets you create mind maps in mixed reality where you place the mind map nodes in your home or office in locations that have meaning to you. Using locations in this way, as a form of method of loci, where you associate your thoughts and ideas with locations, has been shown to increase your recall of them later.
Our Loci application allows you to create and edit mind maps in mixed reality. You save and load these using OneDrive. The primary way to interact with Loci is using voice and gaze, and the current supported language is English. To understand how Loci works, it has a free one day trial.
On Tuesday September 12, 2016 we provided a demonstration of Loci for TechCrunch Disrupt 2016, which was held at Pier 48 in San Francisco.
We had a small round high table, and a small booth area. We set up a projector and laptop to show slides describing our Loci method of loci mixed reality mind mapping application, and show what it is like to use it with the HoloLens.
As attendees came by, we had them put on the headset and use Loci on the HoloLens in the very busy, large and open area of the conference. HoloLens worked very well in that setting. It stores and updates spaces, and each day and each hour the spatial area around us changed, but HoloLens showed the nodes and links of our demonstration very well.
We showed a notional house model with links and nodes for the house design. We also showed an example query of crunchbase data for startups generated with python, and loaded into Loci.