DETROIT – In recent years, wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality have been gaining significant media attention and showing tremendous growth potential. However, most people don’t have a clear understanding of what these technologies are, what they’re capable of, how they will take advantage of connected technologies, or how they can be used. The MoMoDetroit event on October 9 in Troy will change that.

Mobile Monday Detroit has invited experts from diverse industries such as manufacturing, 3D devices, customized training, software development, augmented reality, technology development and a multi-media conglomerate to provide hands-on demonstrations of their wearable and AR/VR integrated technologies at the October 9 event taking place at RIIS in Troy at 5:30 pm. This event will be a strictly “hands-on” experience with a variety of companies demonstrating their technologies and being available to answer any questions those attending may have. Unlike the typical Mobile Monday Detroit event, this event WILL NOT include any presentations.

“This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in seeing in real-time what these technologies are capable of,” said MTAM’s Executive Director, Linda Daichendt. “The event will offer a hands-on opportunity with all of the equipment being displayed, and the ability to ask questions of experts across a variety of industries about the equipment, the software, and the various use cases. It’s very rare at a local community event to have access to this level of expertise and equipment; normally one would have to attend a large trade show to get this experience. We encourage the Metro Detroit community to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Demonstrators include:

·         Salvatore (Sam) Vilardi, VP of Product Development and Justin Kirkegaard, Software Engineer  – Immy, Inc.

·         Simon Weallans, Automotive Sales Manager – DAQRI

·         Sam Harrell, Research Director – Media Labs – NBC Universal

·         Erica Scaffel, VP of Sales, PIXO Group

·         Gordon Thorsby, Account Executive and Jason Bauer, Chief Marketing Specialist – Orbbec

·         Matt Kurtin, Lead Programmer/Learning Technology Consultant, Innovative Learning Group

·         Barrie Vince, Software Architect, Plex Systems

Technologies planned to be demonstrated include:

·         Immy Smart Glasses

·         Daqri Smart Helmet

·         Daqri Smart Glasses

·         Microsoft HoloLens


·         HTC Vive

·         Oculus Rift

·         Windows Holograph

·         HoloLens

·         Google Glass

·         Vuzix

The event is free to attend but advance reservations via Meetup ARE REQUIRED in order to attend; make your reservation at Refreshments will be served courtesy of our host and sponsor, RIIS. Free parking is available onsite.

Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and RIIS.