Modi allows cities to scale augmented reality to waypoint, manage and associate data with spatial context.
Problem: Maintaining equipment and infrastructure is vital to making sure resilience in the face of increased storm, sea, and tidewater can be handled in crisis events. Information is critical in a crisis situation to insure that individuals and equipment are performing correctly to reduce risks of damage or provide timely support in a potential flooding event.
Solution: Modi is an augmented reality platform that allows individuals and teams to communicate more effectively and provides a solution to associate data with spatial context. Modi is a mobile and web platform that allows the combination of vision science and GPS to associate data in the real-world. Modi allows teams and city leaders to have a complete picture of all relvant data, personnel in field and flood data. Data can be placed on equipment to provide instructions, capture maintenance history or overlay internet connected data which will insure proper actions have been taken to keep equipment operating. Users can use Modi to track people, assets and information in a more intuitive and easy to relate method that utilizes augmented reality to waypoint and connect data.
How our solution will change the world: We created an AR platform called Modi where they can quickly create and manage AR content which has lowered the barrier to entry for an AR solution. Our focus is to be the AR interface for cities, enterprise and our military. Enterprise AR posed to be 47.7 billion a year market by 2021, and we plan on being a software company that provides a simple and scalable solution to meet customer needs, now and in the future.
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The dimensions of the Challenge our solution addresses:
Where our solution team is headquartered or located:Norfolk, VA, USA
What makes our solution innovative:
Augmented Reality is the overlay of data into the real-world. Our solution connects data and provides spatial context for information. Our solution allows you to connect people, videos, training step by step instructions, pdf, and any digital media item to a location in our world making that information more relevant and easier to understand it's context. Information is vital to understanding flooding, maintaining awareness and maintaining equipment that is critical to cities infrastructure.
How technology is integral to our solution:
We rely heavily on cutting edge mobile technology and advancement in head mounted displays. Our team is heavily focused on building augmented reality mobile solutions to tablet and phones which can be used by millions of people today. We are also testing our Modi platform on devices like Daqri smart glasses, Microsoft HoloLens and Realwear head mounted displays, though these devices are still in development, they show the promise of how augmented reality will be a wearable that will blend the world with digital content.
Our solution goals over the next 12 months:
In the next 12 months we want to add remote video telepresence support, which will allow users to connect to each other and provide communication through video chat. Over the next year we plan on providing more integrations with other third party content, such as dropbox, autoCAD, sketchfab and weather channel to name a few. We see enriching our platform with more content and allowing users to add additional features to add benefits where they can incorporate data they already own or have previously created.
Our vision over the next three to five years to grow and scale our solution to affect the lives of more people:
Information is spatial and we hope to provide the bridge to connect and share content in the world. We hope that modi is a platform that evolves to help give information no matter what the context is have a place or address in the world. We know the future will be wearables and we look forward to our data being viewed on future head mounted displays which will make Modi's data an natural piece to our environment.
The key characteristics of the populations who will benefit from our solution in the next 12 months:
The regions where we will be operating in the next 12 months:
How we will reach and retain our customers or beneficiaries:
Our solution is a web platform which can be accessed through any web browser connected to the internet and a mobile app which will be accessible though the App Store.
How many people we are currently serving with our solution:
200 people. We are running closed pilots with US Navy, largest construction company in VA, VA largest energy provider and NATO command. We are launching our application to the public in July which will be open to the any user.
How many people we will be serving with our solution in the 12 months and the next 3 years:
10,000-200,000. In next 12 months, serviced through mobile application store. 3 years, 200,000-1M.
How our solution team is organized:For-Profit
How many people work on our solution team:5
How many years we have been working on our solution:1-2 years
The skills our solution team has that will enable us to attract the different resources needed to succeed and make an impact:
Our team consists of mobile, web and UI/UX talent that specializes in creating augmented reality and mobile solutions. Our team has worked with the US Navy and SOCOM to provide cutting edge technology to advance our war fighters capabilities.
Our revenue model:
We currently work with companies to pilot our software in their enterprise ($50,000- $150,000). The public version will be free, small business ( $20 per user/month), enterprise ($105 per user/month). We plan to expand our solution to android by 2019.
Why we are applying to Solve:
Connecting with MIT will allow us to expand our network and connect with experts solving the reliance challenge. We hope to get more exposure for our Modi platform and find new verticals where our solution can provide meaningful return on investment.
The key barriers for our solution:
Augmented reality is a relativity new solution and it's advancing very quickly. We hope to work with Solve to find new areas where augmented reality can provide insights or solve issues with this new technology.
The types of connections and partnerships we would be most interested in if we became Solvers:
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