PuttView Indoor © Jörn Kipping

Viewlicity in final of CeBIT Innovation Award 2017

PuttView's augmented reality approach for golfers stands chance of winning EUR 100,000

The augmented reality-training system, PuttView, by the Hamburg-based Viewlicity GmbH is one of four finalists in the CeBIT Innovation Award 2017 worth EUR 100,000. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Deutsche Messe AG will present the winning trophy at CeBIT. Oliver Frese, Member of the Board at Deutsche Messe AG, and juror, said: “Visitors and exhibitors to CeBIT 2017 can look forward to four impressive exhibits which will highlight the possibilities of digitalisation in practical, user-friendly applications.”

Augmented reality headsets on golf courses

PuttView calculates the ideal putt line in real-time. The indoor version uses a beamer pointed to the floor and has already been successfully tested by professional golfers. The PuttView team is working on an outdoor version for the golf course with an augmented reality headset for visualisation.

Other finalists: Peat, senseBox & Syod

Apart from Viewlicity’s augmented reality training system, the other finalists include Peat – an app that recognises damage to plants. Another finalist called senseBox provides a technology box and hopes to stir up enthusiasm for an open source approach to MINT subjects. The fourth finalist called Syod aims to give employees a means of storing their business and private data safely on their personal end devices based on boxify technology.

Winners to be announced during CeBIT 2017

Developers, programmers, usability experts at German colleges, universities, laboratories and research institute have been encouraged to enter the contest. A jury of seven shortlisted the four finalists. The German Federal Research Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka will announce the winner of the first prize during a CeBIT Welcome Night on March 19, 2017. The awards will be presented on March 20, 2017 after the Future Talk in (Hall 6, Stand A54). CeBIT runs from March 20-24, 2017.

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