Archive of ‘AR’ category

AR on the windshield

Forget AR glasses. Augmented reality is headed to your windshield from r/gadgets

https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/envisics-ar-windshield-technology/

a U.K.-based company called Envisics, believes that he’s found the perfect use case for real-life augmented reality holograms.

However, the biggest reason in-car AR could succeed is this: It solves a problem that actually exists. AR headsets could wind up being the biggest thing since the smartphone.

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more on AR in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=augmented+reality

HaptX Exoskeleton

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/haptx-researchers-build-full-body-exoskeleton-charlie-fink/

ForceBot is a four year project to develop an exoskeleton for commercial and enterprise applications using HaptX’s microfluidic touch feedback technology to simulate virtual objects. The NSF grant will be distributed between each company to contribute individual components to ForceBot, and then the resulting IP will be used for commercial products.

office in VR

https://www.lifewire.com/your-next-office-could-be-in-virtual-reality-5079457

  • The pandemic is driving interest in using virtual reality for business.
  • Facebook’s Oculus 2 VR headset will support an application called Infinite Office that allows people to work in a virtual office.
  • Advances are needed before VR can replace real-life interactions, experts say.

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more on VR in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=vr+virtual+reality

more on XR in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=extended+reality

more on ASVR in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=asvr

Facebook Aria Ray-Bans smart glasses

Facebook’s first ‘smart glasses’ will be Ray-Bans, coming next year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/16/21439929/facebook-ar-smart-glasses-ray-ban-announcement

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more on AR in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=augmented+reality

AR on bottles

Introducing 8th Wall Curved Image Targets

Augment Cans, Bottles, Cups and Other Cylindrical and Conical Shapes With WebAR

https://medium.com/8th-wall/introducing-8th-wall-curved-image-targets-f7793c31201e

Like all of 8th Wall’s WebAR capabilities, projects created using Curved Image Targets work across iOS and Android devices with an estimated reach of nearly 3 billion smartphones, and can be immediately experienced with the tap of a link or by scanning a QR code.

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more on augmented reality in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=augmented+reality

Virtual Burning Man

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/virtual-burning-man-kickstarts-microsofts-social-vr-efforts-scoble/

Lots of words will be typed about how it compares to the real thing. Here, let me save it for you, it doesn’t. Real life is analog, far sharper, far more interesting, and far more fun than anything you can experience in VR. Even for decades to come.

VR is more accessible than real life and, soon, the numbers of attendees will dwarf those who can attend in real life (somewhere around 70,000 attended last year). It is more interactive (and you can navigate it much faster). It is more comfortable for sure. Are these tradeoffs worth not going?

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more on virtual reality in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+reality

Facebook Horizon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2020/08/28/this-week-in-xr-walmart-goes-tik-tok-as-apple-facebook-deal-and-reveal/#289e980c1985

https://www.oculus.com/facebook-horizon/

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more on Oculus in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=oculus

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