This Week In XR: $35 Million To Expand VR Game World Zenith, $9.9 Million For Mediview AR Surgery

by Charlie Fink |

SXSW felt half empty this year, like no-one thought they were going to Austin six weeks ago. Nonetheless XR was well represented with over 30 XR experiences and events at SXSW. Many prominent members of the community were live and in-person like ground-breaking VR director and producer Nonny de la Pena, who was inducted in the SXSW hall of fame. The content was outstanding this year. The innovative VR narrative, On The Morning You Wake (To the End of the World) won best narrative VR Experience.​

The audience putting on VR headsets at the Miro Shot performance. Photo by Josh Bankston

MediView XR Secures $ 9.9M for Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Platform. The Cleveland-based medtech company uses augmented reality to provide surgeons with an intraoperative 3D “x-ray” holographic visualization. The surgeon is able to look directly into a patient during a procedure seeing internal anatomy under their skin in 3D (organs, bones, vasculature, etc.) […read more ]