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Augmented reality

Augmented reality
NASA X38 display showing video map overlays including runways and obstacles during flight test in 2000. Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.[1] By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.[2][3] Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. Technology[edit] Hardware[edit] Hardware components for augmented reality are: processor, display, sensors and input devices. Display[edit] Head-mounted[edit] Eyeglasses[edit] HUD[edit] EyeTap[edit]

Augmented Reality news, reviews, photos and video <img src=" alt="Disney's Wreck It Ralph turns London's Brick Lane into Augmented Reality playground"> <img src=" alt="BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on"> OnlineBAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-onWhile augmented reality is still struggling to develop a ubiquity of relevance in the consumer realm, it's going great guns in the professional world and nowhere is it more crucial and more astounding than for fighter pilots. BAE Systems, long provider... <img src=" alt="APP OF THE DAY: Cliff Diving review (PS Vita)"> GamingAPP OF THE DAY: Cliff Diving review (PS Vita)So it's nearly here. Tomorrow sees the UK and US launch of the Sony PlayStation Vita and the long wait is almost over.

How Augmented Reality Works Video games have been entertaining us for nearly 30 years, ever since Pong was introduced to arcades in the early 1970s. Computer graphics have become much more sophisticated since then, and game graphics are pushing the barriers of photorealism. Now, researchers and engineers are pulling graphics out of your television screen or computer display and integrating them into real-world environments. This new technology, called augmented reality, blurs the line between what's real and what's computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell.

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ARToolKit ARToolKit is a computer tracking library for creation of strong augmented reality applications that overlay virtual imagery on the real world. To do this, it uses video tracking capabilities that calculate the real camera position and orientation relative to square physical markers in real time. Once the real camera position is known a virtual camera can be positioned at the same point and 3D computer graphics models drawn exactly overlaid on the real marker. So ARToolKit solves two of the key problems in Augmented Reality; viewpoint tracking and virtual object interaction. ARToolKit was originally developed by Hirokazu Kato of Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1999[1] and was released by the University of Washington HIT Lab. Currently it is maintained as an opensource project hosted on SourceForge[2] with commercial licenses available from ARToolWorks.[3] ARToolKit is a very widely used AR tracking library with over 160,000 downloads since 2004.[4]

The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality - CNET SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Reality isn't what is used to be. With increasingly powerful technologies, the human universe is being reimagined way beyond Google Glass' photo-tapping and info cards floating in space above your eye. The future is fashionable eyewear, contact lenses or even bionic eyes with immersive 3D displays, conjuring up a digital layer to "augment" reality, enabling entire new classes of applications and user experiences. Like most technologies that eventually reach a mass market, augmented reality, or AR, has been gestating in university labs, as well as small companies focused on gaming and vertical applications, for nearly half a century. Emerging products like Google Glass and Oculus Rift's 3D virtual reality headset for immersive gaming are drawing attention to what could now be termed the "wearable revolution," but they barely scratch the surface of what's to come. But now augmented reality is about to break out into free space.

e Payments - eBiz Republic - Ireland's online business guide E Payments There are many options when choosing which online payment method to apply to your website. It is vital that you choose the best method to suit you and your customer. The two main different types of online payments these are Payment Service Providers such as Realex and Payment Bureaus such as Paypal. Payment Service Providers- In order to use this method you have to have an Internet Merchant Account. Applying for an Internet Merchant Account can be a long and difficult process. Augmented Reality Simply Explained for Students June 18, 2014 The integration of Augmented Reality technology into learning is growing by leaps and bounds. The potential of this technology in education is uncontestedly huge and several classes now are using it to teach key literacy and mathematical concepts to students. This series of videos is an example of how students in primary are using augmented reality in their learning. Augmented reality should not be confused with virtual reality, for the boundaries of each concept are clearly demarcated.

Pokémon Go Brings Augmented Reality to a Mass Audience Pokémon, a hybrid of the words “pocket” and “monsters,” belongs to the Pokémon Company, which is partly owned by Nintendo, the Japanese game pioneer, which has struggled to adapt to the era of gaming on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In the cartoon, Pokémon trainers use characters to battle each other for sport. The uptake of Pokémon Go, which is so far available only in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, has been so furious that it sent Nintendo’s market capitalization soaring $9 billion in the last few days.

Using Social Bookmarking Effectively To Promote Your Site It all started in 1996, when itList conceptualized social bookmarking for both, public and private use. Ever since then, bookmarking has evolved and become more products centric. However, social bookmarking is not only about promoting a website or product. What is augmented reality (AR)? - Definition from Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it. Boeing researcher Thomas Caudell coined the term augmented reality in 1990, to describe how the head-mounted displays that electricians used when assembling complicated wiring harnesses worked.

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What is Augmented Reality? Webopedia Definition Main » TERM » A » By Vangie Beal Abbreviated as AR, Augmented Reality is a type of virtual reality that aims to duplicate the world's environment in a computer. An augmented reality system generates a composite view for the user that is the combination of the real scene viewed by the user and a virtual scene generated by the computer that augments the scene with additional information. The Curious Case of Social Buttons in E-commerce Shopping search technology company, The Find, shared some research into the implementation of social buttons on e-commerce sites exclusively with SEW. The study found that social recommendation buttons were more popular than simple sharing plugins. Of those, the Facebook 'Like' button was the most popular of all, closely followed by Twitter's 'Tweet' button, and adoption of Pinterest's 'Pin it' button is growing at the fastest rate.