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Entries in Augmented Reality (94)

Wednesday
Jan222014

Virtual Endangered Animal Sightings at Nature Preserve

CU Denver - Design Studio 3 Augmented Reality Vision Demo from Michelle Bauer Carpenter on Vimeo.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, established in part to protect Bald eagle nesting and winter roosting habitat, has employed augmented reailty technology to promote conservation awareness, especially for younger generations.

Augmented reaility markers that say "Get Your Goose On" are stationed along nature hikes.

At these locations, visitors can deploy an app on their cellphone or tablet to enjoy virtual sightings of various rare or endangered animals, such as bald eagles and deer, in 3-D. If you're lucky, you may even spot one of the 33 real bald eagles that have arrived at the nature preserve this week. 

Tuesday
Jan142014

Would Your Wear Augmented Reality Contact Lenses?

The staff at Innovega Inc., developer of HUD eyeglasses, debuted (and wore) their augmented reality "contact lens" system at CES 2014, officially challenging Google and other AR glass manufacturers to a heads-up display war. 

The Innovega iOptik™ device gives wearers a "virtual canvas," according to the company, on which any media can be viewed or application run. The prototypes combine Google Glass-like glasses with contact lenses to maximize the clarity of the optics and "truly immerse" the wearer. And, as Innovega points out, pretty much any app will be compatible with iOptik: "What will run on your smartphone will run on your eyewear."

We're loving the possibilities:

Our optics deliver games that are truly "immersive", movies that mimic IMAX performance, a multi-tasking dashboard that incorporates five or more typical screens - all while simultaneously providing the wearer a safe and clear view of their environment.

(So, that means you can play video games while driving, right)

What are your thoughts, readers? Now that devices like Glass and iOptik are becomming increasingly common, will they actually catch on? Or, are we already as connected as we need to be?

Thursday
Oct312013

Augmented Reality Halloween Masks

Polytechnic Institute of New York University instructor of integrated digital media Mark Skwarek and Animesh Anad, a computer science graduate student, developed 3-D augmented-reality masks for Halloween. With a $5 donation, you can choose between a kitty, ghoul, skeleton or pumpkin-head. The masks launch an augmented-reality game that turns the entire planet into a futuristic reality game in which real people and locations morph with fantasy.

Credit: Polytechnic Institute of New York UniversitySimply print out "markers" and clip them to your hair or hat. By holding up a mobile device loaded with an app, you suddenly appears wearing a digital mask. You can walk around the masked wearer and peek around the sides to try to find the wearer's identity—just as one would at a costume ball.

Skwarek predicts augmented reality technology will soon boom as future generations of Google Glass and competitors emerge. Gamers will no longer stare, nearly stationary, at video screens, but instead visit parks and other common areas, which have been mapped by game developers using GPS, where they will physically interact with others in realistic-looking settings overlaid with the creators’ imaginative additions, such as forts or castles. The same technology, already developed for mobile phones and pads by Skwarek, allows an interior designer or architect to walk clients into an unfinished building and see in 3D what the finished project will look like, while moving and turning to get different views.

Wednesday
Sep252013

Self-Service AR Tools: The Future of Publishing?

Hold tight, fans of hard-copy magazines and newspapers. Augmented reality could save the industry yet.

Blippar, a mobile image-recognition and interactive mobile platform for publishers, brands and advertisers, announced the launch of Blippbuilder this week at the 39th FIPP World Magazine Congress. The self-service, augmented reality creation platform for publishers will enable the instantaneous conversion of any editorial material -- images or articles -- into interactive digital experiences. It will also add a new dimension of engagement to paid advertising, creating a more robust revenue stream and providing added value to readers.

Blippbuilder's simple drag-and-drop interface, powered by Blippar's industry leading technology, will allow publishers to bring their magazines and newspapers to life in three simple steps -- just upload an image, activate the content and publish. The launch of this tool will offer readers "blippable" experiences from cover to cover by complementing the existing campaigns that Blippar has created for brands and retailers that advertise in print publications.

As publishers and media owners continue to explore new ways to innovate in an increasingly digital age, Blippbuilder allows for the seamless integration of the physical and digital worlds by adding compelling, interactive digital content on top of static images and text. Of course, Blippbuilder also gives publishers access to an analytical dashboard with data designed to easily track and measure the success of each editorial and advertising campaign.

Blippbuilder's features include:

  • Peel-away functionality for off-the-page interactive experiences
  • Virtual photobooth -- ie. in-app image capturing and photo sharing fun
  • Social media integration across all major social networks
  • M-commerce optimization -- ie. blipp-to-buy solutions
  • Real time polling and voting 
  • Data capturing and other subscription recruitment campaigns.

"Since publishers know their readers better than anyone else, we believe it is important to place Blippbuilder directly in their hands," said Ambarish Mitra, CEO and Co-Founder of Blippar. "The addition of augmented reality to the print media landscape is a natural evolution of the industry. We're proud to play a founding role in merging the print and digital worlds to create a sustainable option for publishers worldwide."

To use Blippar, readers simply download the Blippar app on their iOS, Android or BlackBerry devices, open the app then hold their device over the blippable image on the print page to bring the page to life and unlock exclusive content.

Publishers who are interested in access to Blippbuilder can sign up at www.blippar.com/blippbuilder.

 

Wednesday
Jul102013

Augmented Reality Spending to Reach $2.5 Billion by 2018

Hold on to your butts: Augmented reality investments by developers are projected to hit $670 million this year, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. Better yet, the annual amount is expected to exceed $2.5 billion by 2018, as AR becomes a more everyday part of mobile experiences, especially in retail and marketing.

AR will account for 68 percent of the developer spend in 2013, with product enhancement and standalone apps contributing 22 and 10 percent of the total, respectively.

The biggest growth driver for AR is cloud computing:

“The cloud is a natural fit for AR developers, considering how big benefits cloud-based content libraries present for image recognition technologies," said senior ABI analyst Aapo Markkanen in a press release. "The leading SDKs, Qualcomm’s Vuforia and Metaio, introduced cloud recognition capabilities last year, and it’s exactly moves like those that will help bringing AR to the mainstream. Meanwhile, the cloud has always been at the core of Aurasma—HP’s innovative visual browser that is starting to see traction also as a platform for third-party apps.”

ABI believes that AR will become a significant enabler for the Internet of Everything, and namely big-data analytics. This is an area where AR and data visualizations will have a close connection to the growing trend of wearable computing products.

Practice director Dan Shey predicts: “In a world where a countless number of physical objects and structures will be connected by sensors, AR can serve as a visualization medium that will make the sensor data situational, bridged to the real-world surroundings. The consumer aspect is unsurprisingly making most of the headlines here, but we’d expect smart eyewear to initially make more waves in transforming the enterprise. Google Glass, like the smart-glass pioneer Vuzix, will find various use cases in verticals such as engineering, logistics, and healthcare.”

Want to read more? Check out the full report on ABI's Cloud Content and Services Research Service.