Gabe Siegel, the CEO of Augmentiqs, pitches augmented reality for pathology at the 2018 Luminate Lightning Awards.The picture was chosen by the Rochester Beacon on the 2019 Luminate event taking place on November 7, 2019. Below is an excerpt from the Rochester Beacon on the optics accelerator.
Twenty-two semifinalists, from United States and around the world, will take the stage this week, vying for a spot in Round III of the Luminate NY startup accelerator program.
These businesses, chosen from a pool of 101 applicants, are slated to participate in Luminate’s Lightning Rounds tomorrow afternoon at the Strong Museum of Play.
Luminate is focused on advancing next-generation optics, photonics and imaging-enabled companies. It aims to find entrepreneurs from around the world who are solving difficult challenges in augmented and virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, machine vision, biophotonics and other fields. Funding for the $25 million accelerator comes from the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative and is administered by NextCorps.
A number of industries are being represented in this round, including augmented and virtual reality, medical devices and telecommunications.
Read the continuation on the Rochester Beacon.
Smriti Jacob is Rochester Beacon managing editor.
Augmentiqs transforms the existing microscope into a smart and connected device. The Augmentiqs system is an electro-optical device that is placed into the existing microscope. Without any change to optical quality, Augmentiqs functions as a platform for multi-directional communication between the microscope and PC via its embedded camera and augmented reality of the microscope eyepiece.
With the ability to take out live information from the microscope, as well as to overlay digital information directly within microscope eyepiece, Augmentiqs can deploy pathology software within the microscope. Augmentiqs is used by pathologists across the globe for real time telepathology, quantitative analysis of tissue specimens, morphometric annotations and other workflow enhancing routines.
For more information on Augmentiqs and augmented reality for pathology applications, click here.