Category: futurism

AR navigation app promises better accuracy than GPS…

AR navigation app promises better accuracy than GPS alone

AR City app for iOS uses Apple’s ARKit to clearly outline where you have to walk, and highlights nearby points of interest based on what you can actually see.

Basic AR navigation works in any city that Apple Maps covers, but the visual positioning is only available in central London, Mountain View and San Francisco.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/07/blippar-ar-city-navigation-app/

AirCraft is an Augmented Reality Platform for Drone…

AirCraft is an Augmented Reality Platform for Drone Pilots

The AR platform dubbed AirCraft, can be used for both commercial and recreational drone use and lets pilots of any skillset overlay 3D assets onto their first-person view when flying.

Read More: https://vrscout.com/news/ar-app-minecraft-drone-pilot/

Logitech Uses Vive Tracker to Bring Your Keyboard Into VR for…

Logitech Uses Vive Tracker to Bring Your Keyboard Into VR for Efficient Typing

Logitech is creating a new system called BRIDGE which aims to make it possible to bring a properly tracked keyboard into VR while showing the user’s hands for accurate typing.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/logitech-bridge-development-kit-vr-keyboard-typing/

pocketomi: Lost in someone else’s world

pocketomi:

Lost in someone else’s world

ODG, Mastercard, and Qualcomm show off augmented reality…

ODG, Mastercard, and Qualcomm show off augmented reality shopping

The demo uses photorealistic augmented reality, enabling the shopper to look at clothing on the racks and view digital details, such as the price. While looking at a physical item, you can view digital details on the display of your glasses.

Mastercard’s Masterpass will authenticate the shopper, using the Qualcomm iris scan tech, which scans your eye to identify you. The shopper then selects a card from their Masterpass-enabled wallet and completes the purchase by selecting the Masterpass button on the screen. Items can be taken home from the store or shipped, depending on availability.

Read More: https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/29/inside-dimension-europes-amazing-volumetric-capture-studio-for-ar-and-vr/

Vuforia 7 helps augmented reality blend into real…

Vuforia 7 helps augmented reality blend into real life

Augmented reality tech company Vuforia is announcing a new version of its augmented reality platform that enables more seamless integration of AR into real-world environments.

Vuforia 7 can take any given real-world scene and figure out where the ground or flat surfaces like tables are. It can also identify objects with much better accuracy than it did in the past. For instance, it can recognize a particular car model on the street. A developer can trigger an animation to play on top of that car in an augmented reality application. So when you look at a car with your smartphone camera or AR glasses, you may be able to find out details such as specs and price.

Read More: https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/02/vuforia-7-helps-augmented-reality-blend-into-real-life/

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season:

The stream is powered by NextVR, and is available via their app on Samsung’s GearVR platform or Google Daydream — they’re also introducing support for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets this season, but still no word on when you’ll be able to watch on Oculus Rift.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/heres-the-list-of-nba-games-that-will-be-streamed-in-vr-this-season/

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Virtual Reality Treatments For…

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Virtual Reality Treatments For Lazy-eye 

Vivid Vision offers a virtual reality based treatment for lazy eye disorders. Optometrists have been able to use the company’s treatment in their practice since 2015; this week Vivid Vision announced a new offering for the hardware/software-based eye-treatment that extends lazy eye treatment to the home.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/eye-doctors-can-now-prescribe-vivid-visions-vr-lazy-eye-treatment-for-home-use/

ARQUA! Is a augmented reality aquarium creation toolPlayers…

ARQUA! Is a augmented reality aquarium creation tool

Players can add fish, kelp, coral, crystals and other rainbow objects to their world, slowly building a fantasy realm that can be seen and explored! 

Facebook’s New ‘AI Camera’ Team Wants to Add…

Facebook’s New ‘AI Camera’ Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World

Imagine a persistent, shareable social layer on the physical world, a spatialized Facebook that’s escaped the feed.

“Everyone got so excited about Pokémon Go when it was just one thing. What if there are 1,000 things like that?” Barnett asked. “All these layers of information that are spatially situated and relevant to what you care about.”

Read More: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/09/your-phone-the-robot/540249/