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Network „Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality“ (AVARE) invites to discuss with interested people about practical application scenarios on March 22nd, 2018

Have you ever required information while using a tool or working a machine? Data glasses that support manual tasks are the future vision driving scientists, companies and users. These glasses are supposed to help to prevent mistakes, replace time consuming page turning, and to guide and further teach the employees. To what extent this vision is applicable is the main question of the work meeting of the AVARE network on “Augmented Reality im Einsatz” (Augmented reality in use) at Chemnitz University of Technology, 3.30 pm, on March 22nd, 2018. Prof. Rigo Herold (Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau), Michael Kämpf (iFD GmbH), and Philipp Siebenkotten (oculavis GmbH) will report on their experiences and solution approaches regarding the use of data glasses.

Herold and Kämpf, who work together on the development of industrial-suited data glasses for the application in logistics, will open the meeting. For many years now, Herold focuses in his research on the development of interactive data glasses for industrial application. After many years with the Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden, he continued his research as Professor for digital systems at Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau since 2013. Together with the iFD GmbH, a leading developer of logistic software in Chemnitz, possible fields of application in the logistic are tested.

This is followed by a report of Philipp Siebenkotten, director of oculavis GmbH, on the application of data glasses in the service field. The oculavis GmbH, a start-up company of the Fraunhofer IPT and the RWTH Aachen, already received several innovation prizes for their innovative information platform linked to data glasses and they are currently nominated for the German Entrepreneur Award. “I am very happy that oculavis shares their experiences with us”, says the AVARE network manager Eckhart Wittstock, “especially, because the SHARE platform is one of the best examples for the productive application of augmented reality in industry.” Subsequent to the lectures, examples of application will be presented. The opportunity to discuss in a relaxed atmosphere or to participate in a tour of the Virtual Reality Center Production Engineering (VRCP) of Chemnitz University are offered.

The work meeting is hosted by the AVARE (Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality) network, which is comprised of a total of 22 partners from industry and research. Under the leadership of the Professorship for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, the network is dedicated to do research on applications for virtual technology and to develop these products into marketable commodities.

Interested people are – independent of a membership in the AVARE network – cordially invited to participate. The event takes place in the eniPROD building (M-building) of Chemnitz University, Reichenhainer straße 70, room M001. Participation is free of charge.

The registration form, further information on the event and about the network are available from

(Translation: Alissa Hölzel)

Matthias Fejes

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