SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The ninth annual Augmented World Expo (AWE 2018) was the largest ever. Strolling through the show floor, it’s clear the AR and VR industries are alive and well if you know where to look. At the same time that the industry is bemoaning the slow adoption of mainstream VR headsets from Oculus and Vive, literally thousands of vertical market applications are being deployed across many industries. The show’s highlights were a mix of some amazing targeted applications and some great new technologies aimed at the broader consumer audience. Here are some of those that stood out to me.
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