Augmented reality creates a setting where consumers can see on a screen something that in the past they would have to visualize in their heads. Gamification applies games, strategies and challenges to business websites.
What makes a truly great car? Beauty? If that were the case, then every millionaire in the world would drive a gaudy, two-hundred-thousand dollar sports car. While they are often undeniably beautiful, many sports cars leave much to be desired: they lack storage; they are bad for the environment; they are uneconomical… the list goes on and on.
Smithsonian (blog)Augmented Reality Livens up MuseumsSmithsonian (blog)Yet there's something intriguing about the concept of augmented reality, the notion of enhancing objects in the real world with virtual sounds and images and additional info.
Intelligent cities are systems of innovation combining innovative clusters, technology learning institutions, and digital innovation spaces. The platforms enable the creation of digital spaces facilitating five key innovation processes.
This video shows handheld projector systems have the potential to enable users to dynamically augment environments with digital graphics. In this research project we explore new parts of the design space for interacting using handheld projection in indoor spaces, in particular those that are ‘aware’ of the environment in which they are used.
NASA added an Augmented Reality marker to the Curiosity rover which “can be used in the future with smart phones to obtain more information about the mission.“ (RT: Augmented Reality on Mars http://t.co/KMAwNT66...
There is no denying that the Kinect is a revolutionary device. Even as I typed that, I realized that I was preaching to the choir. But I can’t keep myself from gushing about all the amazing things that ingenious and imaginative people out there have done to turn the Kinect into more than just a gaming add-on for the Xbox 360. Now, as we look to the Kinect’s future, one thing that the community should perhaps consider is the viability of having an all-in-one platform that could make Kinect-based projects much more easier to develop and launch.
Mobile EntertainmentARlab launches augmented reality developer toolsMobile EntertainmentIt claims the AR Browser can add an augmented reality geo-location view to an Android or iOS app in less than 5 minutes.
The “Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life” (GA) FET Flagship project addresses challenges which are of utmost importance for Europe’s society, economy and environment and which will have to be tackled in the next 10-15 years. Health and an ageing society, safety and security, and transportation, will all be addressed by the energy-efficient systems of the GA project.