STOCKHOLM and TORONTO, December 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Appear and Ryerson University are awarded at Motorola Solutions' innovation contest for a context-aware application platform based on the Golden-i wireless headset computer
Motorola Solutions announced that Appear, a specialized vendor of mobile enterprise application platforms, and Ryerson University's Flybits, a research and development group specialized in context-aware computing and activity recognition, have received a Golden-idea Award for an advanced security solution using mobile technologies, augmented reality and wearable computers.
The Golden-idea contest rewards the most innovative solutions based on Golden-i, the world's first hands-free and wireless headset computer developed in collaboration between Motorola Solutions and Kopin.
The solution revolutionizes the way a security agent or a police officer can interface with computers and intuitively interact with his virtually enhanced surroundings. For example, the agent can automatically and hands-free, directly on his Golden-i device, receive maps with specific points of interests related to his current location, display alerts from motion sensors, call video feeds from nearby surveillance cameras and even remotely trigger lights or sirens in specific parts of a building.
Xavier Aubry, CEO Appear, says: "This distinction rewards two years of joint research in EUREKA's Eurostars E!3480 CAMPUS project, developed with the support of the national Swedish innovation agency, Vinnova, and Ryerson University in Canada. We are convinced that there is an enormous potential for this solution in the private security and law enforcement markets."
Based on the initial research implementation, Appear has now launched a Security Edition of its Appear IQ Mobile Enterprise Application Platform, tailored to the needs of law enforcement agencies and private security companies.
Tom Bianculli, Senior Director, Emerging Business, Chief Technology Office, Motorola Solutions, adds: "We have seen user interfaces migrate from textual to graphical and now to natural utilizing gestures, speech recognition and a blending of the digital and physical worlds by leveraging augmented reality to quickly and simply provide end users with the right information at the right time. We believe that this solution, combined with the Golden-i headset, is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this confluence of technology trends in a way that will revolutionize how field service and public safety workers get access to better, faster situational awareness."
SOURCE Appear Networks Systems AB