A new augmented reality unit developed by ESA can provide just-in-time medical expertise to astronauts. All they need to do is put on a head-mounted display for 3D guidance in diagnosing problems or even performing surgery.
Digital dualists believe that the digital world is “virtual” and the physical world “real.” This bias motivates many of the critiques of sites like Facebook and the rest of the social web and I fundamentally think this digital dualism is a fallacy. Instead, I want to argue that the digital and physical are increasingly meshed, and want to call this opposite perspective that implodes atoms and bits rather than holding them conceptually separate augmented reality.
Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian company specializing in illuminated installations, converted a street into a monumental facade and hall lit by 55,000 LEDs for the 2012 Light Festival Ghent in Belgium. The light installation is visible in the beginning of this light festival video by Lieven Vanoverbeke.
Check out this "true 3D" display reported on by Popular Science.
This system focuses lasers in three-dimensional space instead of tricking your eye while you look at a 2D surface. There's not even a screen -- images appear in the air and you can walk 360 degrees around an image to see all sides of it.
Volkswagen Canada has used augmented reality (AR) to bring its outdoor advertising to life, showing its 2012 Beetle model doing stunts when viewed through a mobile device. Here‘s how the technology works.