Here’s part eight in the series on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies powered by the Metaverse Insider for this restful Sunday. Missed everything so far? No problem: here’s the link to the first in the series to get you started.
1. Fractal Systems
Established in Dubai in 2011 by Thierry Karim Louesse and Renaud Barbier, Fractal Systems has been delivering professional technology solutions that focus on special event expertise and custom installations.
Passionate about innovation, Fractal Systems’ in-house services and products span Augmented and Virtual Reality, Holograms, Mechatronics, Digital Signage, Interactive Display Systems, LED Displays, 3D, and App Development
Zappar, like Fractal Systems, was established in 2011. An AR platform and creative studio rolled into one, its mission is to democratize AR and MR.
The company’s team has created groundbreaking experiences for the world’s biggest brands — showcasing how AR technology can transform packaging, illuminate events and elevate marketing campaigns with innovative, engaging content.
The ZapWorks toolkit puts the power of AR in the hands of designers and developers, enabling them to push the boundaries of interactive creativity, both with and without code.
Zappar is the creator of ZapBox, the first affordable, MR kit that allows developers and businesses to reimagine how they design, build and create 3D experiences.
Born out of the University of Cambridge, the London-based company’s founders are Caspar Thykier and Connell Gauld. Zappar has raised a total of $3.8 million in funding over one round to date.
Flam is the world’s first Augmented Reality (AR) based social media network built for a global audience. Flam launched its first consumer product ‘FlamCards’, which are printed videos. Scan a physical Flamcard with Flam camera app to magically turn that into an AR Video.
Based in Bengaluru, India, Flam was founded in 2021 by Shourya Agarwal, Rajat Gupta and Malhar Patil and has raised some $3.5 million in funding over two rounds.
TESLASUIT is a London-based full-body haptic feedback platform that can transfer sensations from virtual/augmented/mixed reality (XR) and other platforms to a human body through electric impulses controlled by an embedded mini-computer with advanced motion capture, climate control and bio-feedback systems.
Founded in 2016 by Sergei Nossoff, Andrey Chuprin, Denis Dybsky, and Dimitri Mikhalchuk, the TESLASUIT — a smart textile two-piece full bodysuit that consists of a jacket and trousers designed by engineers, programmers, doctors and AR/VR experts — also includes the TESLAGLOVE to form a human-to-digital interface.
The startup’s products enable direct communication between the human body and computer used in the virtual and augmented reality industries as an interface between human and virtual environments.