Augmented Reality

Mature AR Requirements

In this post I will summarize my thoughts on what a mature augmented reality device must be able to do. As I have said in previous posts, I think glasses are the best mechanism to provide augmented reality features. In… Read More ›

Real World OOP

In a previous post I mentioned that the augmented reality glasses will need an object detection and classification feature. I’d like to explore that a bit more. Currently object oriented programming deals largely with highly abstract “objects” that, despite the… Read More ›

Real time translation

I just discovered an augmented reality app for smartphones that will translate text from one language to another as you look at it. This app is called Word Lens. This way of interacting with the computer is very different from… Read More ›

Extra Sensory AR

Flying home from a business trip last night in very stormy weather gave me another idea for an augmented reality application. Augmented reality glasses could function as sensor feed viewers. Data feed from sensors could be transformed into simple visuals… Read More ›

Facial Recognition

It looks like someone is already working on an augmented reality social app. ArsTechnica just published anĀ article on a company called Lambda that is working on facial recognition for Google Glass. Lamda’s founder described the potential social application of their… Read More ›

Repair Your Car using AR

Mobile Commerce has an interesting article about a smartphone augmented reality app that can help people make basic car repairs. It appears to use annotation like arrows and text to help walk people through the repair steps. According to Mobile… Read More ›