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Breaking Boundaries in Augmented Reality Development: DAS AI Mesh

Augmented reality development has taken the tech world by storm. With the power of spatial computing, we’re developing AR games in which digital content interacts with objects in the real world, in real-time. Augmented reality in surgery is improving patient outcomes and helping to provide more effective surgical training. Technological advancements are happening quickly, and we’re thrilled to be at the heart of this wave of innovation. 


However, alongside these impressive projects, a challenge has emerged: limitations imposed by headset manufacturers on developers' access to camera feeds. These restrictions threaten to dull the ability to create truly immersive augmented and mixed reality experiences. Unlike smartphones, which offer unrestricted access to camera feeds, headset manufacturers seem to have taken a more cautious approach, citing privacy concerns. 


DAS Labs, a frontrunner in augmented reality development, has innovated a solution to this impediment with its proprietary system: DAS AI Mesh.


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Restrictions on Computer Vision

The current landscape of VR and AR headsets is fraught with security restrictions, largely concerning access to real-time camera feeds. These limitations are ostensibly in place to protect user privacy and prevent potential misuse of personal data. However, developers do have access to the same camera feeds in smartphones - and the manufacturer of the headset and the phone is often even the same company. Personally, we don’t see the benefit to the user’s privacy. 


For developers, these constraints mean a significant roadblock in creating seamless and interactive AR environments. While the intention behind these limitations may be well-founded, they inadvertently stifle innovation and limit the potential of AR technologies. In response, we’ve developed a way to work with headset limitations and still provide the groundbreaking benefits of mixed reality.


DAS AI Mesh Changes the Augmented Reality Development Game

Enter DAS AI Mesh, a cutting-edge system developed by DAS Labs that effectively bypasses these existing security restrictions. This technology enables developers to access camera feeds while maintaining a strong commitment to user privacy and ethical standards. DAS AI Mesh works by creating a mesh network of information, integrating data from various sources to create a cohesive and rich AR experience powered by 3D AI object detection and tracking, bypassing using the headset’s camera feed. 



Success Stories 

AR Radiation Monitoring

Our client Aurum Technologies is using augmented reality development to protect their team members from radiation. Their AR radiation monitoring system utilizes DAS AI Mesh to overlay information about radiation levels, equipment readings, security zones, and policies directly onto their team members’ fields of vision. 


Aurum is “hardware agnostic,” meaning they are comfortable deploying via Magic Leap, HoloLens, Realwear, and other headsets. We developed this project for the HoloLens 2, based on the need for advanced position tracking. The solution also utilizes DAS Labs’ proprietary Visual Positioning System (VPS) to determine the user’s location anywhere within the facility. If they approach a zone for which they are not authorized to enter, the system alerts the user and other stakeholders.


A Confidential Surgical Client Improves Patient Outcomes

A quickly-growing neurosurgical client approached DAS Labs to develop a solution that leverages augmented reality and artificial intelligence to support operating room teams and surgical assistants. The team needed a solution in which surgical team members would wear highly reliable headsets to keep their hands available to perform the procedure.


Camera feed restrictions for a headset like this threatened to inhibit our client’s ability to improve procedural efficiency and boost patient outcomes. Fortunately, DAS AI Mesh held the key to utilizing spatial computing and computer vision to assist with vital surgical procedures. As of this article, the solution has been used in over a thousand surgeries. 


The Future of Mixed Reality with DAS AI Mesh

The potential for DAS AI Mesh extends far beyond its current applications. With new technologies constantly emerging, AR is inching closer and closer to seamless integration with our daily lives. Imagine AR-assisted education, where complex concepts are brought to life through interactive 3D models, or maintenance and repair jobs where technicians can receive real-time, AR-guided assistance. The possibilities are limitless, and with DAS AI Mesh, they are increasingly within reach.


If you're embarking on an AR project and looking for a solution that breaks through the current limitations, DAS AI Mesh might just be what you need. We invite you to reach out to discuss your project with our team of expert AR developers


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