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Augmented reality futures

Augmented Reality Futures

Presented to

Minnesota Futurists

28 January, 2012

David Keenan

What is augmented reality
What is Augmented Reality

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

Often interactive

An example you have seen
An example you have seen

The first down line

Movie examples
Movie Examples

  • Terminator

  • Iron Man

  • Avatar

Where are we
Where Are We?

Added to map search
Added to Map Search

Street names, traffic density, gas prices, parks and rec, directions, etc.

TED Video from Feb 2010 featuring Blaise Aguera y Arcas play and

Medical training
Medical Training


Demo with Marker

Play and

and and


Virtual Cable

Play Sim

Play Test

Repair procedures
Repair Procedures

  • BMW Play!

Shopping fashion
Shopping & Fashion

  • Try on virtual items

  • Play

  • Demo and

Virtual safari
Virtual Safari

  • From National Geographic

  • Play

Pop ar books
Pop AR Books


More candy
More Candy

  • GE Smart Grid AR




Augmented virtual insanity
Augmented Virtual Insanity

  • AR developed by rayofminneapolis Play

Smart phone apps
Smart Phone Apps

  • Layar – Android, iPhone – Amsterdam 2009

    • Play Impactful AR Play How to Use

  • Junaio – metaio Gmbh, Munich2003

  • Wikitude – Austria 2008

  • 2011 Reader Poll Results – Best AR App




Star gazing
Star Gazing

  • Star Walk – iPad2, iPhone

  • Pocket Universe – iPhone, iPad

  • Google SkyMap - Android

  • Play and and


  • See films overlaid on locations where filmed Play

New ar from ces jan 2012
New AR from CES Jan 2012

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

New ar from ces jan 20121
New AR from CES Jan 2012

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

New ar from ces jan 20122
New AR from CES Jan 2012

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 and

Best ar of 2011
Best AR of 2011

  • Play

The future
The Future

  • Articulated Naturality Web

  • From QPC - QderoPateo Communications Play

Another future
Another Future

  • From immersivetech, LA Play and

What does ar offer
What does AR offer…

  • Education

  • Management

  • Society