Augmented Reality Futures. Presented to Minnesota Futurists 28 January, 2012 David Keenan. What is Augmented Reality.
28 January, 2012
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.
Typically in real-time
Typically overlaid on the real world
The first down line
Street names, traffic density, gas prices, parks and rec, directions, etc.
TED Video from Feb 2010 featuring Blaise Aguera y Arcas play
http://www.ted.com/talks/blaise_aguera.html and http://www.bing.com/maps
Demo with Marker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vycvec8Tl7I&feature=related and http://www.learnar.org/bio_organs_demo.html
and http://technoccult.net/archives/2010/01/11/augmented-reality-medical-app/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USYelyY6UnY
http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html and http://www.craicdesign.com/ and www.google.com/sky/skymap
Glasses made by Lumus Optics, Tel Aviv, can overlay color imagery and video onto a person’s field of vision. The company is in talks with consumer electronics companies to make sleeker, more affordable versions that connect with a smart phone. Credit: Technology Review
Vuzix, Rochester, NY, VZX.V will launch a monocular version of its technology later in 2012 for industrial use, at a price in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Vuzix says it could be used by military and industrial mechanics, allowing them to view plans and schematics while working on machinery. Credit: Technology Review
The small lens in the lower right of these ski goggles projects a small display onto the wearer’s peripheral vision. Called Mod Live, the device is made by Recon Instruments, Vancouver Canada, and can show a person’s current speed and other information like the time duration of a jump.
Credit: Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/39471/ and http://www.reconinstruments.com