Inside AR Conference, to be held in San Francisco on May 20-21, 2015, publishes an interview with Pelican Imaging CEO Chris Pickett. Few quotes:
"I’ll be talking about how critical depth and 3D data is for the AR market.
Acquiring depth data is especially critical for AR and VR headsets, since the interactive user experience depends on knowing where objects are in space.
My gut says that AR will find its way into the mass market in the next 5 years. That prediction is also backed by market data.
I’ve seen some pretty amazing stuff from a few companies that Pelican is working with, but I can’t really talk about those yet."