Daily Digest Feature

Thank you to the Georgia Tech Daily Digest for doing a feature on us!

We are extremely excited to announce this partnership with the Library Service Center, a facility that holds 95% of Georgia Tech's physical volumes. The next step for us is to implement our technology in a real warehouse setting, and this will allow us to do just that!

Here's a link to the article featured in the Daily Digest: https://goo.gl/CIvPQj

We're extremely excited to develop this relationship further and be one of the newer technologies implemented in the Library Next Project.

Daily Digest

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

APICS May 2017 Webinar

We're giving a webinar for Southeast District APICS in May 2017!

     We'll be discussing Augmented Reality and how we can leverage it in supply chain. 

     During the interactive webinar, we will focus on supply chain problems such as: order picking, bin packing, and material handling. We will talk about the technical details of deploying Augmented Reality applications from game design, hardware and software. We will also cover common practices and mistakes that occur with Augmented Reality projects.

     We'd love for you to stop by! The event is online on May 24, 2017 from 12 - 1pm EST. Register directly here: https://goo.gl/U77zMM

APICS Networking Dinner at UPS

Thank You to the APICS Atlanta Chapter for allowing us to demo our product at their monthly Dinner Meeting at the UPS World Headquarters!

     It was a great experience because we ended up giving an impromptu pitch and demo. In addition, we met so many incredible Supply Chain professionals who were able to give us their input and advice.

     We really value all the connections we made. In addition, the UPS World Headquarters was a beautiful venue to present at! Thank You specifically to Scott Luton, Chris Barnes, and the APICS Board for organizing such a wonderful event; we look forward to becoming more involved with this community.

     Here are a few pictures from the event. Thanks so much to Scott for sending me some of these and allowing me to publish them here! 

The History of Augmented Reality

The innovation behind augmented reality not only plays a heavy role in the future development of medicine, digital culture, and the military, but it supplements the advancements made in therapy, education, and business.

     With its interdisciplinary nature, augmented reality has rapidly shifted its way to the forefront of the technological world. Unlike virtual reality, which functions on artificially-crafted environments, augmented reality enhances objects of the physical world as a way to amplify and communicate re-integrated information back to users.

     The idea behind augmented reality was first seen through Morton Heilig’s research and development, as he aimed to heighten the senses used during cinematic experiences; by 1955, albeit still before digital computing, he debuted his prototype, Sensorama, in hopes that it would create a more vivid and captivating environment at the movie theaters. By the 1960s, Ivan Sutherland patented the first head mounted display (HMD), a device that has been consistently upgraded and is in continual use now.


     From Sutherland’s invention onward, numerous tools have been implemented into the world of augmented reality, such as handheld displays and spatial displays. However, most common remains the HMD, which requires users to wear the device on their head in order to view the scientific visualization. They are compatible with video-see-through systems and optical-see-through systems alike, but due to optical-see-through system’s necessity for two cameras, video-see-through systems are typically more in demand; the virtual image thus only needs to be synchronized with the physical world. Handheld displays make use of smaller computing devices rather than headsets, and they use video-see-through systems to overlay graphics. Examples of modern-day handheld displays include smart-phones, PDAs, and tablet PCs, which employ augmented reality for applications such as GPS, accelerometers, and cameras. Spatial augmented reality displays utilize video projectors and tracking technology as a way to present information on the physical world. Because there is no necessity of wearing or holding devices, spatial displays allow and encourage collaboration, ultimately making it a popular option in research and labs. However, because of the essential components of combiners, screens, and holograms, spatial augmented reality displays are not compatible with mobile applications, therefore limiting its use with the general public.

Augmented reality enhances objects of the physical world as a way to amplify and communicate re-integrated information back to users

In regards to interaction between the user and the virtual content, augmented reality relies on applications of AR interfaces, collaborative interfaces, hybrid interfaces, and emerging multimodal interfaces. Tangible interfaces depend on real objects in the user’s surroundings, such as video game controllers; the exploitation of physical tools cultivates a strong connection between the real and virtual world. Collaborate interfaces utilize multiple displays and can be seen in the workplace through remote sharing and teleconferences. Hybrid interfaces, such as gadgets which use visual and auditory displays, involve multiple interfaces as a way to maximize interaction and enhance numerous senses at a time. Lastly, multimodal interfaces augment real objects through language and behaviors, so users are required to physically interact with the objects themselves, thus fostering a robust and expressive interaction.

Through the different interfaces and displays, augmented reality is blanketed with flexibility and adaptability; now expanding past traditional usage in high-level engineering, augmented reality is becoming progressively more integrated into daily life. Slowly but surely, it is establishing itself as a foundation for growth and development in all aspects of society.

Merging with PickAR

Exciting News: Oculogx Team has merged with the PickAR Team

     The merger with PickAR represents a new chapter of sustained product development and focus; both of our teams had different strong suits, so combining them was a logical choice. You should go check out our awesome new teammates under the 'Team' tab! They are all incredible people and we're so happy to be able to work together for a common goal. We've done a lot of customer discovery together and it's starting to ramp up! In addition, it is extremely exciting to see PickAR's success in competitions such as the InVenture Prize. Go get 'em, y'all!

Developing at GhostHack

This weekend the Oculogx team got to do some development at GE's GhostHack event at Atlanta Tech Village

     I'm super happy with our progress over the weekend and hope that the momentum will continue to grow as the development continues!

     It can get hard to balance schoolwork and startup life, so having some dedicated development time was a great way to make more sustained progress. I actually plan on implementing the lessons learned here in the future with separate development meetings to bolster focus.

     It was a lot of fun to play with some Augmented Reality devices and eat some delicious (free) food. I'm pretty sure I tasted a sandwich that was worthy of the Gods. Thanks to the organizers of this event, especially for the free goodies.

Feature by Sequoia Entrepreneurial Newsletter

Thank you so much to Georgia Tech's Sequoia Campus Ambassador, Yamini Nambiar, for writing an article on Oculogx!

     We appreciate all of the continued support from the Georgia Tech community! We strive to represent Georgia Tech's ideals of Progress and Service throughout our journey.

If you ever want to talk about Oculogx or just geek out in general, feel free to shoot me an email: charu@gatech.edu

New Beginnings

We have officially changed our name to Oculogx!

     It's an extremely similar name to Optilogx but reflects a slightly different path in our journey to building and scaling our business. Here's to new beginnings along with the new year! 

     There's more information coming soon, hopefully, but until then, we hope you enjoy the new logos & favicons courtesy of our incredible graphic designer, Ms. McKenzie Atwood. If you're interested in her talents, definitely check out her professional portfolio at mkatwood.com!

Feature on GT ISyE Social Media

We are so lucky to have been featured on the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering's Social Media pages

     It was an amazing opportunity to have Optilogx featured on the ISyE Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you to Mrs. Shelley Wunder-Smith for all your help! It was a great way to get some exposure for Optilogx.

     The intense support from the community was overwhelming and so humbling - we are so fortunate to have such encouraging friends and family.

Apply Online - Feature Now Active!

Quite a few interesting developments have occurred in the past few weeks!

     We've talked to a lot of amazing people, done some product prototyping, and are now at a new frontier. Optilogx is looking to grow our technical team!

Current Open Positions:

  • Web Server Developer

  • Software Architecture Developer

     If you're interested in being considered for any role at Optilogx, click on the 'Apply' tab at the top left corner of the webpage. You will be redirected to our online Typeform application where you can fill out some basic information and also a few longer interpretive questions. Don't forget to send us your resume at info@optilogx.com. After that, you're done! We will look over your application and get into contact with you about further steps.

     If you want to be a part of Optilogx but cannot find a role that fits your skill set, please don't hesitate to apply! We are looking to build a team of amazing innovators and if you have the enthusiasm and grit, WE NEED YOU.

Welcome to the Optilogx Blog

"Hi There! It's nice to meet you!"

Introducing the newest addition to the family of Optilogx - our blog! 

     Optilogx is incredibly excited to be posting updates via our blog and on LinkedIn. Hopefully this will be a good way to see measurable progress and make notes of bugs, learning experiences, etc.

     My name is Charu and I'm the CEO & Founder of Optilogx. I'm a firm believer in documentation, personally, and I appreciate organized note-taking so hopefully these blog posts will illuminate mistakes and act as a tool to reflect upon ourselves and our products. We want to produce the best possible product, but hiccups along the way are definitely expected.

     I must admit, however -- I tend to be a pretty poor writer. In my defense, this is why I'm studying to be an engineer, right? But anyway, this blog will be mainly controlled by my colleague, Helen. Helen is the best writer I have ever come across. She really is an artist. I am 12021829103% sure that you will be blown away by her words. I mean, really, it's intense. With that said, I am extremely excited to see the insightful, reflective, and thought-provoking content that Helen is sure to come up with. 

Until next time!