Call for Participation

This year’s International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality will be held in Orlando, Florida! Check out their fresh website to get the latest information on augmented reality. If you are a researcher or want to be become one, check out the call for participation section and submit your papers and results! Ori from gamesalfresco will be there and keep […]

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Splashing, augmented!

This is finally a really new use case. Fraunhofer researchers from FIT have developed an augmented reality application for scuba divers! Here you will see a fancy beautiful fauna and flora, where actually only lie old oil cans and old ship wrecks on the ground of the sea. A game is always only the first application, let’s see where it […]

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Pimp My Trading Cards

After several automotive AR demos to download (Mini, Toyota IQ, …) there is a new buddy queueing for attention. Topps Sports Cards offers augmentation for baseball trading cards! There have been different attempts (also AR already) to pimp up old dusty card games, this one is another example for “wow-effect without a cause”. It could get interesting when you could […]

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Projected Future

Hi all, Wired posted a blog article about MIT guys, playing around with projected AR again. They use a pocket projector to do the augmentation right where it belongs: on the surface or object it is connected to. This has the advantage of not having to wear ugly HMDs or glasses, but of course has its drawbacks: bad image quality […]

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NBC: The Thin Yellow Line

A nice report on “how does the yellow line appear on football fields in TV” is shown below at FANDOME. The company doing it is called SportsMedia. They use a combination of tracking systems, pipe it through the camera’s 2nd audio channel to their computers and have two operators for adjusting the line’s position and controlling the chroma keying for […]

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New Year, New Goggles

Hi all, happy new year! Let’s see what 2009 can do for us and our augmented reality expectations. The newest piece of gadgetymagics is the Wrap 920AV from Vuzix. These see-through glasses promise a 60 inch screen experience (from 9 feet distance) and come with stereo sound in a sporty

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AR goes live TV

Frankly, AR is nothing too new in live television. The good old blue screen is already a basic form of AR. But truely, it’s getting better with free camera movements and without the need for blue or green screens in the back (although the host still has to squint outside the camera to see the composed image on an additional […]

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cool cats don’t have to buy goggles

Alright, another fun application and a virtual wardrobe! Ray-Ban built a neat application you can download from their website: “virtual mirror”. This youtube video shows the idea ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvQVSHGam5A ). To help the tracking you have to pinpoint some 8 features of your face and then the latest models of Ray-Ban shades jump to your eyes. Tracking is not too […]

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