BadVR awarded Magic Leap Independent Creator Program grant

March 1, 2019 – On Thursday it was announced that BadVR was named an awardee of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Program grant. The augmented reality company chose BadVR’s immersive data visualization app, called ‘SeeSignal,’ out of 6,500 applicants.

Based in California, US, BadVR has attracted industry attention with its AR and VR demos, allowing people to – quite literally – ‘step inside their data.’ The company’s SeeSignal app is one which allows users to see and interact with invisible layers of digital signals, like WiFi, Bluetooth, and 5G.

SeeSignal was born at the Magic Leap / AT&T hackathon in late 2018. Using the app, people walk around holograms that precisely model the radio frequency signals coming from their cell phones, home routers, and wireless devices.  Using patent-pending sampling algorithms, data spatialization, and machine learning, the app can also recommend where to place these devices to improve coverage and eliminate dead zones. SeeSignal is intended for use both at home and in the workplace.

“We believe the future lies at the intersection of art, data, poetry, and immersive tech,” said Suzanne Borders, CEO & Founder of BadVR. “It’s thrilling to discover that Magic Leap shares this vision. We’re excited to work with them to herald the birth of a new world, led by the reinvention of how we see, interact with, and understand the information around us.”

Rio Caraeff, Chief Content Officer at Magic Leap commented: “As we add new partners into our Magic Leap Independent Creator Program, we are thrilled to welcome BadVR as a distinguished and valuable member”. He added: “We look forward to partnering with BadVR to develop exciting new levels of immersive computing and entertainment as we move into the future together.”

Image credit: BadVR

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