This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Virtual Reality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Virtual Reality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Massachusetts Virtual Reality Companies
Medically Home is a tech-enabled clinical enterprise that provides all the necessary capabilities to safely-shift medical care from hospitals to patients’ homes. The company’s virtual hospital model brings the hospital to patient’s homes currently, the model is in service in eastern Massachusetts serving patients diagnosed with high acuity conditions including heart failure, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, cellulitis or wound infection, COPD or asthma exacerbation, and sepsis/fever.
The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.. .
Rendever is overcoming social isolation through the power of virtual reality and shared experiences. From senior living communities to hospitals, their platform is being used to reduce depression and loneliness by fostering personal connections amongst populations where life has become limited.
Participants in group sessions can check off bucket list items together, revisit meaningful places and share stories, stay engaged with family members, and more. Rendever is being used by high-profile senior living operators including Revera, Benchmark, and SRG, healthcare systems such as UCHealth and Cleveland Clinic, has research funded by the NIH and NIA, and has commercial partnerships with major organizations like AARP and Verizon..
VirZOOM Enabled Controller to propel individuals through endlessly exciting VR games. Power a horse in a race, a tank in battle, a fire-breathing dragon through mountains.
Its Patent pending software controls keeps people feeling good. VirZOOM was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Metacog is a PaaS-based deep learning analytics platform that is accessible via a series of APIs. Users can stream their data through an instrumentation SDK and easy API; store and manage anonymized data in the metacog cloud platform; and make intelligent products with real-time analytics and automated scoring.
Metacog was founded by Victoria Porras in April 2014 and is based in Worcester, Massachusetts.. .
Kenesto is my fourth engineering start-up. Along the way I’ve learned much from customers and industry leaders.
I have also learned that surrounding yourselves with a passionate and capable team makes a world of difference. I founded Kenesto on the principle that I wanted to help customers solve document and file problems that were never solved before.
These problems can appear to be simple but unsolved contribute to a very expensive and time-consuming waste. Kenesto is aiming to deliver simple options for engineers and designers to store, share and collaborate with CAD and other documents on the cloud.
Visibility is a primary example of a simple, yet powerful function that allows engineers to respond quickly to tasks assigned to them. For the first time, engineers have an alternative to consumer oriented cloud storage solutions giving them the ability to access and share their CAD documents with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
This allows engineers to have the confidence that their favorite and current files will not be overridden inadvertently.. .
By 2025, there will be some 800 million Africans below the age of 25 and the youth population across the global south will be roughly 2 BILLION! Never has mankind faced the need to deliver livelihoods to so many, so fast. Failure (pervasive unemployment, poverty and violence) is unacceptable, and indeed inconceivable, as it will respect no borders.
Gidi Mobile’s mission is to deliver at massive scale, the learning & opportunity required to “fit” the developing world’s huge young populations to the global economic graph. By making it fun & easy to learn anything on the go, we seek to use ‘guarantiable’ learning to create livelihoods at scale..
Swatchbox Technologies makes virtual design tools for users to explore home designing options before they make big purchases. Their recently launched a new product called DesignMyRoom that allows people to upload exterior or interior pictures of their homes and virtually redecorate them.
You can see a room Michael Arrington designed [here](http://www.designmyroom.com/projects/Design.aspx?ID=1761). Swatchbox allows website publishers, manufacturers and retailers to put the virtual design tools on their sites.
They claim that it helps users make better decisions and leads to more sales. Also, Swatchbox has turned product placement on the virtual tools into a business model.
For instance, lets say a user wants to paint their walls red. When they go to choose red paint the virtual tool will let them choose between red paints offered by their partner clients Sherwin Willams and Benjamin Moore & Co.
They also provide pricing and links to product placement items. [MyMiniLife](http://techcrunch.com/tag/myminilife) also lets you design and decorate virtual spaces.
Swatchbox product placement clients include Ace, Alcoa, Dupont, Lowe’s and Benjamin Moore & Co.. .
Scalable Display Technologies
Scalable Display Technologies produces software that automatically calibrates and edge-blends multiple projectors into seamless digital displays for military simulation, ProAV and group Virtual Reality (VR) applications. Scalable Display Technologies has headquarters in Cambridge, MA.
and Raleigh NC. Scalable sells through a world-wide network of partners..
Upland Qvidian is the premier provider of cloud-based RFP and proposal automation software, helping more than 1000 companies worldwide win more business with better processes, improved productivity and more effective sales documents. Upland Qvidian offers the only proposal automation solution fit for an enterprise, offering security, compliance and simplicity at scale.
Passionate about helping clients build persuasive sales content and win more business, Upland Qvidian also offers expert advisory services and community building opportunities to its global client base.. .
Our aim is to accelerate the transition into mixed reality by creating products and platforms that are scalable, accessible and intuitive to use. Our products include Holoboard (http://myholo.io) – world’s first mixed reality headset that works with your smartphone.
Holoboard lowers the barrier for experiencing augmented reality by more than a factor of 10, allowing enterprises to deploy mixed reality at scale and holographic content creators to reach anyone who has a smartphone. With Quark (http://quark360.com), we are bringing the ability capture 360 VR videos with just an add-on on top of your phone.
Combined with advanced machine learning and AI running on your smartphone, it allows advanced mixed reality editing, reframing, animations and even AR over 360 images and videos. Our Enterprise product line includes Methane 360 VR Camera and Platform (http://360vr.tesseract.in), that enables real-estate aggregators, builders, hospitality, and tourism industries to create 8K 360 VR Walkthroughs that can be shared across their consumer base.
This enables anyone to be fully immersed in the space that they are looking, adding authenticity and a feeling of presence. Please see http://tesseract.in or contact us at [email protected] for more details..
Company Description Arbor Networks secures the world’s most demanding and complex networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Solutions Overview Arbor Networks customers gain a micro view of their own network, through their suite of products, combined with a macro view of global Internet traffic and emerging threats, through their ATLAS threat intelligence infrastructure.
See, understand and solve more security threats with Arbor Networks. ATLAS provides a comprehensive, aggregated view of global traffic and threats.
330+ service provider customers contribute 120 Tbps of global traffic intelligence, enabling Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) to develop threat protections that are delivered directly into customer products to stop DDoS attacks and malware campaigns. Arbor DDoS Solutions are proven on the world’s most demanding networks.
their portfolio offers complete deployment flexibility to meet the needs of any organization, from virtual solutions, network-embedded solutions within Cisco’s ASR 9000 routers, to appliances for enterprises and carrier-class scrubbing centers. In Arbor Cloud, they offer a best-practice DDoS defense service that tightly integrates on-premises and cloud-based mitigation in a single solution.
Ensure the availability of your critical infrastructure with the world’s most broadly deployed DDoS mitigation technology. Arbor Advanced Threat Solutions leverage integrated Netflow and Packet Capture technology for network-wide situational awareness, broad and deep traffic visibility and security intelligence that transforms threat detection and incident response through real-time and historical insights, stunning visualization and forensics.
Protect your most critical assets from advanced threats that are within your network right now.. .
Coolso is a startup company in Taiwan. The company aims to create a ground breaking gesture control solution that is more reliable, user friendly and versatile than any other solutions currently on the market.
Coolso uses patented muscle bio signal technology developed by the founder. The technology is capable of measuring individual finger movement for detail gesture control, and without the drawback suffered by other solutions on the market.
such as being immune to human body perspiration which affects detection accuracy of EMG technology, or sunlight which affects camera based solution. The company currently focuses on AR and VR application, and also pursue cooperation partner in medical/re-habitation and sport equipment industry..
DigiFX, LLC is a digital production company specializing in Rich Media Engagement, Motion Graphics Design, and Application Technologies. Our goal is to deliver cutting edge immersive content for all types of companies and individuals to enjoy.
Focus now turns towards deploying experiential marketing strategies that leverage the power of our OasisCore™ Platform. These systems are designed to increase audience engagement and generate more users through interactive media..
Most datasets have more than four columns, yet most plots compare X vs Y, size vs color. Going well beyond plots in 3D, our platform enables you to notice anomalies and make unique and quicker decisions in the headset you simply cannot see on a flat screen.
It’s been mathematically proven to expand your perspective on data by up to 3,060x. Our SDK enables ISVs and enterprises to leverage this power directly from existing systems & workflows.
The best data analysis comes from a blend of human and machine. Uncover new insight leveraging uniquely human wisdom, judgment and creativity across wider perspective of data.
Immersion Analytics’ patents-pending approach to intuitively visualizing data has been compared as for understanding data what quantum computing promises to be for processing it, since both consider many possibilities at once.. .
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Immerz, Inc. is an award-winning developer of cutting edge products and technologies.
Over the past five years we’ve refined their patented, proprietary acousto-haptic technology and used it to power their groundbreaking entertainment and communications devices that allow full immersion in games, movies, and music. KOR-FX—their first product available to the public—will be launching in 2014..
HappyGiant has been an early leader in Augmented Reality, with their first title being featured by Apple as “Game of the Day”. They publish and develop original AR experiences, as well as work with clients across a number of industries to bring their brands into the AR space.
Their core focus is AR gaming, entertainment, tourism, branded AR experiences and AR enterprise work.. .
Turner Motorsport was founded in 1993 by Will Turner to provide BMW enthusiasts with Ultra High Performance BMW Accessories at reasonable prices. Turner Motorsport is a tuning company dedicated to developing, manufacturing, and retailing the finest products for your BMW and MINI.
Beware! There are now hundreds of “performance tuners” on the web. Many of which sell products they are not authorized to sell.
Turner Motorsport is different. They have a 40,000 ft.
fully-dedicated building in Amesbury, Massachusetts and they ship from warehouses on both the East and West coast. Turner Motorsport is the exclusive importer and distributor of SuperSprint Performance Exhausts in North America.
They buy factory direct from H&R, Bilstein, Jim Conforti, KMAC, UUC, Borla, Schrick, Red Line Fluids, Hella, Wiseco, Racing Dynamics, and Bosch, just to mention a few. Plus, they research and develop many of their own performance and racing parts in-house.
When you buy from Turner Motorsport, not only will you get a great product, you will also get a factory authorized product warranty and technical support from Turner technicians with years of real world, hands-on experience.. .
American Refrigerator Co.
ARC is an independent industrial refrigeration service company. ARC provides services for refrigeration and air conditioning system design, alternative refrigerant evaluation, product freezing/cooling response evaluations, energy studies, and computerized plan performance evaluations.
ARC also provides construction and equipment maintenance and repair for other industrial and commercial refrigeration and HVAC needs. ARC prides itself in the installation of world class systems for leaders in the food and beverage, cold storage arena, pharmaceutical, and process industries..
SenseDriver Technologies is an aftermarket automotive technology company. They develop state-of-the-art hardware and software designed to fit any vehicle, old or new, and enable it with safe, better connected devices.
SenseDriver Technologies aims to make a serious impact on Distracted Driving that doesn’t require drivers to give up their link to the connected world.. .
Zombait is the fishing world’s first robotic fishing lure to make dead fish look alive. Ditch the live bait and try Zombait out for size, with its groundbreaking method of bringing fish back to life.
Zombait creates a superior fishing experience by creating a realistic, injured swimming fish to attract your prey. Insert a lure into the mouth of your dead bait, attach your hook, and get to makin’ dead bait history..
Since 1980, ISCAN has provided the finest video based eye and target tracking equipment available, for use in diverse applications by corporations, universities and research laboratories worldwide. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of video based eye movement monitoring equipment, having sold thousands of systems and providing the broadest range of products with unsurpassed tracking accuracy, ease-of-use, subject acceptance and product support.
ISCAN offers standard configurations and can customize systems to meet the most challenging needs of our customers.. .
At Skelmir, their mission is to supply the technologies and expertise that give their customers the winning edge in their markets and the flexibility to adapt to new ones. Customer-centric technology with responsive, expert service is at the core of who they are.
Since 1998, their customers have deployed tens of millions of embedded devices using their optimized virtual machines for hosting their Java applications. Across markets and industries, their clean room virtual machine technology is a proven platform for delivering feature- and graphics-rich applications to users globally.
Flexibility and expertise together play a key role in their engagements with customers. Skelmir’s team of experts is able to adapt to their customers’ timelines, working environments, and processes.
They support large multinationals with large distributed development teams and smaller organizations with a more centralized approach to product development and integration. Whatever your size, they are equipped to help get you to market and revenue quickly..
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