Deep technical expertise and design innovation

We specialize in understanding how to apply Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality (formerly known as Windows Holographic) technologies to our clients' unique business challenges, and identifying their most valuable opportunity spaces. Our passion is creating amazing mixed reality experiences for our clients. While most of our focus today is on the Microsoft HoloLens device, Windows Mixed Reality will power an assortment of devices along the mixed reality spectrum, from augmented reality to virtual reality. We have expertise in Windows Mixed Reality design & development, regardless of the device that is ultimately used for that experience.  We’re small enough to be nimble while having the right breadth of skills to provide end-to-end services. And, as a Microsoft agency partner, we are uniquely positioned to bring our expertise to organizations seeking to innovate in this exciting space.

STRATEGY

Envisioning Workshops • User Experience • Business Strategy • Product Development • Launch Marketing • Event & Demo Planning • Communications Strategy • Device Management • Concept Validation • Formative User Research

DESIGN

Interaction Design • Conceptual Prototyping • Storyboarding • 3D Model Creation and Optimization • Natural User Interfaces (NUI) • Spectator View Videography • Sound Design • Evaluative User Research

DEVELOPMENT

Application Development • Technical Prototyping • Windows Mixed Reality • Systems Integration • Spatial HRTF Audio • Unity • C# • Windows 10 APIs • Fiducial Markers • Object Persistence • QA Testing

Mixed Reality Collaboration Service

We built the world’s first mixed reality collaboration service, and it is available for licensing and use on custom application development projects. Our Mixed Reality Collaboration Service helps organizations design and build multi-user holographic experiences, allowing people to experience shared holographic material anywhere in the world.

We believe that mixed reality experiences will empower the next generation of collaboration, going far beyond what today’s video conferencing and screen sharing solutions can provide.The Object Theory Mixed Reality Collaboration service includes a number of key features including shared local and remote experiences, customized avatars, audio chat, display of 3D models at tabletop and true scale sizes, and annotations.

This technology was initially developed by Object Theory as part of a custom software development engagement for CDM Smith, which provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. CDM Smith is an early innovator in the area of mixed reality for Virtual Design & Construction (VDC). Object Theory owns the intellectual property to the Mixed Reality Collaboration Service. Since our first project with CDM Smith, we have licensed this technology to other clients for use.

To learn more about how to license this service, please send a request to business@objecttheory.com

Customized avatars

Represent participants in physical space by a full sized avatar that is uniquely differentiated, with support for gaze, gesture, and voice interaction.

Display of 3D models

Import and display 3D content at any size, from tabletop to full scale for shared review and discussion, with the ability to navigate to points of interest in full scale models.

Annotations

Add text, drawing, and voice annotations that can be attached in 3D space.

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