Nextech AR Partners with MIT to Hack the Metaverse Using ARitize Maps at XR Hackathon
Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (“Nextech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (NEO: NTAR) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a Metaverse company and leading provider of augmented reality experience technologies and services (“ AR”) is pleased to be both a sponsor and the main metaverse platform provider for the event. the XR Hackathon, “Reality Hack” takes place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus from March 23-27, 2022. Other notable event sponsors include Microsoft, SNAP, and Magic Leap.
The company’s proprietary Metaverse solution, Arising the cards, will be used by thought leaders, creators, students, and tech enthusiasts to envision the future of the Metaverse by merging the physical and digital worlds. MIT event organizers will leverage Arising the cards for their attendees, offering engaging event information, immersive event updates, and indoor augmented reality orientation, allowing attendees to navigate the hackathon. In addition, hackers will have access to Arising the cards platform, where they can use powerful and immersive Metaverse technology to build their project for the hackathon. Winners will receive an exclusive NFT and access to the Arising the cards premium package.
ARitize Maps is currently in beta for iOS and Android, and is expected to launch publicly in mid-April with upcoming features including an NFT viewer, in-app purchases, and monthly subscription plans. It will also be made available as an SDK for enterprise applications to leverage in their own user bases. ARitize Maps is easy to use, anyone can spatially map their location in minutes and populate it with interactive 3D objects, navigation, audio, text, images and more. Nextech plans to provide a number of pre-loaded 3D objects, while creators can also upload their own OBJ files and create their own 3D objects to populate their metaverse. Navigation functionality allows users to spatially map an area and include AR wayfinding functionality, directing visitors in their metaverse to a desired location or object. Users can publish and share their metaverse for others to experience while creating a totally new, exciting, and immersive metaverse experience.
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Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg said, “We are very happy to sponsor this hackathon and to work with such a smart group of students and a reputable institution like MIT. Not only is our technology used as the main Metaverse platform by event organizers, but it is also offered to event attendees so they can build their projects. We’re excited to see what MIT participants can come up with using our technology, which should yield valuable test data and user feedback. With our technology just hitting the market, we feel perfectly positioned to capitalize on the growth of spatial mapping, NFTs, 3D models and more. With these sponsorships, we aim to inspire the next generation of creators for the metaverse and empower everyone to bridge the gap between the physical and digital world through immersive experiences and projects. This is another great use case for Arising the cardsshowcasing the opportunity of gamification to drive participation and engagement at events”.
Reality Hack offers a new perspective on the positive potential of spatial computing, in five unforgettable days of collaboration, ideation and creativity. Learn more: https://www.mitrealityhack.com/
About Nextech AR
Nextech AR Solutions is a Metaverse company that develops and operates Augmented Reality (“AR”) platforms, bringing three-dimensional (“3D”) product visualizations, human holograms and 360° portals to its audiences, modifying e-commerce, digital advertising, hybrid virtual events (events held in a digital format combined with in-person participation) and learning and training experiences.
Nextech is focused on developing AR solutions for the Metaverse, but most of the company’s revenue comes from three e-commerce platforms: vacuumcleanermarket.com (“VCM”), Infinitypetlife.com (“IPL”) and Trulyfesupplements .com (“TruLyfe”). VCM and sale of residential vacuum cleaner products, supplies and parts, and small appliances sold on Amazon.
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