“I was afraid that nobody would notice me because it was my first exhibition, but in the end, a lot of people tried my demo and found it’s applications and possibilities interesting.”
Those are the words of our youngest community member, Bruno Moya. At the age of 16 he is already an inspiring XR developer with his own creation – Glassear AR headset. Although he is known among our dev community for his insights, thoughtful questions and use of our SDK, we feel the need to narrate his story in Barcelona’s Maker Faire of 2018.
The Maker Faire is a cross-globe technology event that promotes the Do It Yourself (DIY) culture. Makers from all over the world can meet, show and tell about their latest venture with tech. The topics widely vary including subjects such as robotics and embedded systems, AI and of course our personal favorite trifecta AR, VR, MR. The event is designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. This includes reveals in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones.
This is the case of Bruno as his collaboration with the UAB university at CVC (Computer Vision Center) lead him into participating in the event. His main contribution is “Glassear” an affordable Augmented Reality headset meant to be used as an easy to acquire and use AR solution. As an exhibitor, he had the chance to present it in his booth and showcase the demos he had prepared to the public.
While speaking with him this is what he had to say regarding the event:
“It went better than I expected, at first I was afraid nobody noticed me because it was my first exhibition, but in the end, a lot of people tried my demo and found it’s applications and possibilities interesting. Several companies and the very founder of Arduino gave me an eye (and two prizes), a fact that makes me happy and motivates me to continue working on the project I’ve been working on for almost 3 years from now, cause I’ve seen the good feedback of people and possible future investments.”
One of the features that got the attention of many was the hand interaction by the integration of ManoMotion SDK. The holographic display in Glassear and the hand detection was without a doubt a new sight for many of the event’s participants. They seemed awed by the potential of the technology and the fact that all of this could be achieved with a simple phone using the RGB camera.
As a final note, Bruno reflects that even though it was his first time presenting in a public spot, he got a lot of useful feedback and encouragement from the people that got to try Glassear with ManoMotion technology.
We are proud of you Bruno and super excited by your latest achievement! Keep it up, Manos Arriba!