WEKIT AR Standards Hackathon in Aachen, Germany, 15-17 April 2016

WEKIT is calling interested developers, ICT experts, and students to participate in the WEKIT Augmented Reality Standards Hackathon. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to try different AR hardware, learn about evolving specifications designed for AR experiences, and develop fully working AR use cases. The hackathon will focus on existing and emerging standards in the field. A unique opportunity for networking, the event will bring together AR experts and junior members of the emerging community.

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WEKIT launch press release: Call for expression of interest to join WEKIT community

WEKIT_Press-release_1.0_27-02-2016_Page_1WEKIT has published a call for expression of interest to invite all interested stakeholders to join its newly formed WEKIT community in order to support the design of a new open platform for learning and training using augmented reality (AR) and wearable technology (WT). For more details about the call and the EU-funded Horizon 2020 WEKIT project, please consult the WEKIT launch press release, available on the Project Results page in the Press Kit section.

Augmented reality and wearables in training and education: WEKIT partners launch stakeholder survey

The WEKIT partners are pleased to invite all stakeholders in Augmented reality (AR) and wearable technologies (WT) to share their experience and future expectations of AR and WT in learning and training by participating in a short expert survey. The aim of this survey is to harvest feedback from interested stakeholders that will be used to design the WEKIT framework, embodied in a public technology roadmap and an open platform for learning solutions enabled by AR and WT. We are seeking feedback primarily, but not exclusively, from the following actors in Europe and beyond:

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Wekit Kick-Off

The WEKIT kick-off meeting was held on 11-12 January in Milan, Italy. The objective was to fine tune project objectives and action plans for the upcoming months.

In addition to a series of general management and specific work package presentations, three thematic workshops were organised by the WEKIT partners to brainstorm about the WEKIT framework and stakeholder needs (by OUNL), use cases and applications of Augmented Reality and Wearable Technologies (by OU), as well as open tools for software programming and communication based on open software licenses and standards (by RTWH). The outcomes of these workshops will feed back to the work package activities.

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WEKIT Press release 1

Brussels, 28 February 2016 – The European consortium implementing the three-year Horizon 2020 Project WEKIT: Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training is announcing a call for expression of interest to join a community of stakeholders willing to contribute to the design and later testing of a new technology platform and to benefit from the new opportunities this area offers. This platform will be used for industrial learning and training employing augmented reality and wearable technology.

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