BMW Just Debuted a Sci-Fi Motorcycle Helmet

It includes augmented reality so drivers don’t have to look down at their gauges. F-35 fighter pilots have been using augmented reality built into their helmets for years to keep an eye on the plane’s gauges, monitors, and weapons systems without having to look down. Now that technology is coming to motorcycle riders, courtesy of […]

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SLAM Is Now a Reality on Unity 3D

Unity support for SLAM is a major milestone, not only for Kudan, but the wider AR community. Howard Ogden, Chief Evangelist at Kudan says, “With environment tracking it’s possible to create AR apps that people can use on a whim, effortlessly, whether they’re out on the street, in the park, or even in a plane […]

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This app lets you draw digital connections between physical objects | The Verge

Whether we like it or not, more and more of the world’s objects are coming online. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC standards are all being used make everything from your car to your smoke alarm digitally connected. The problem is, how do we control and understand what all these objects can do? A group of researchers from […]

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Blippar Demonstrates New Real-Time Augmented Reality App

Ambarish Mitra just revealed Blippar’s next-generation app at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015. By just pointing the app at everyday objects, the app identifies.. Source: Blippar Demonstrates New Real-Time Augmented Reality App Share This:

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Life, enhanced: UW professors study legal, social complexities of an augmented reality future | UW Today

Augmented reality is the enhancement of human perception through overlaying technologies that can expand, annotate and even record the user’s moment-to-moment experience. Those designing coming augmented reality systems should make them adaptable to change, resistant to hacking and responsive to the needs of diverse users, according to a white paper by an interdisciplinary group of […]

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Augmented Reality Developer Options After Metaio

Today there is no obvious miracle solution to take Metaio’s place. The impact of the company’s change in circumstances on developers clearly demonstrates the overall fragility of the global Augmented Reality ecosystem. It is rather surprising to me that a third of respondents have no viable alternatives to Metaio technology. Rumors of Vuforia’s sale by […]

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Controlling Augmented Reality in the Operating Room: A Surgeon’s Perspective

It is only a matter of time before augmented reality becomes a critical and useful tool in the operating room.  Surgeons will eventually be able to use holographic displays like Microsoft’s Hololens or Google’s Magic Leap for localizing tumors, highlighting specific anatomy, as a way for instructors to help guide trainees, and for other uses […]

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