Devika headed to the Hunter Valley to demonstrate augmented reality
Ken from Devika travelled to the Hunter Valley region recently to demonstrate the potential of augmented reality at Westpac’s “The Verandah” concept series. Held at Tamburlaine Wines in Pokolbin, the event was aimed at bringing those in Westpac Agribusiness and Future Farmers Network together to network and discuss the issues most important to them such as:
- Growing regional Australia
- Investing in the next generation of farmers
- The future of innovation and technology in farming and distribution
Ken attended the event to showcase augmented reality through the Microsoft Hololens. Both augmented and virtual reality have the potential to innovate the agriculture industry through improved promotion, enhancing driverless machinery, to help vets diagnose animals remotely and to scout crops in conjunction with drones. Devika have been working with Westpac on an augmented reality app and said there was a great response from guests using the Hololens.
“They could see how [AR] is big and clunky now but will very quickly become relevant,” said Ken.
“Yes they’re a bit heavier than normal glasses but it’s also a whole computer, which surprises a lot of people”
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