Augmented Reality


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A lot of industries are joining the bandwagon of Augmented Reality to get ahead of competition. The industries that were already in the foray have gone in for more advanced uses and the ones that have just started or want to start have come up with innovative use of Augmented Reality applications.

This presentation describes what Augmented Reality is, its types and some of its applications.

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Augmented Reality

  1. 1. Augmented Reality
  2. 2. What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality is the art of superimposing computer generated content over a live view of the world. Augmented Augmented Reality Virtuality Real VirtualEnvironment Reality-Virtuality Continuum Environment Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with live video or the users environment in real time.
  3. 3. What is Augmented Reality?Augmented Reality can be explained as the generation of acomposite view for the user that is the combination, in realtime, of a real scene viewed by the user, via a camera forexample, and a virtual scene generated by the computer,therefore augmenting the scene with additional information.
  4. 4. Is Augmented Reality a New Technology?
  5. 5. Is Augmented Reality a New Technology?
  6. 6. Is Augmented Reality a New Technology?
  7. 7. Is Augmented Reality a New Technology?
  8. 8. History 1966 Invented Head-Mounted Display which was the first step in making AR a possibilityProf. Ivan Sutherland 1990 Coined the term “Augmented Reality” Developed Complex Software at Boeing to help technicians assemble cables intoProf. Tom Caudell aircraft
  9. 9. Augmented Reality - Reborn Until 1999, AR remained very much a toy of the scientist Augmented Reality Expensive Bulky Complex  Taking Augmented Reality to the masses was practically impossible
  10. 10. Augmented Reality - Reborn In 1999, Hirokazu Kato of the Nara Institute of Science and Technology released the ARToolKit to the open source community. Although the smartphone was yet to be invented, it was what allowed a simple, handheld device with a camera and an internet connection to bring AR to the masses.
  11. 11. So what’s with all the recent hype? The sudden increase in public interest is after the invention of Smartphones and the apps that were developed for smartphones Mobilizy was among the pioneers to develop apps allowing Android users to view the world through their mobile phone cameras and see augmentations on the screen of points of interest nearby. Once ARToolkit was ported to Adobe Flash, the journey reaches where we are today with AR possible through the desktop browser and your webcam as well.
  12. 12. Types of Augmented RealityGPS and Compass Technology:  Found in smartphones and tablets  Uses devices GPS, compass features and high-speed wireless networks Allows more complex applications of Augmented Reality. Main Attraction:  Provides useful local web-content information and added services in 2D format at the geo-location of the user Limitation:  Fairly imprecise due to current inaccuracy of the GPS technology
  13. 13. Types of Augmented RealityMarker Based  Marker-based AR uses a camera and a visual marker to determine the center, orientation, and range of its spherical coordinate system.  Most of the time, the applications using markers are based on open source technology.  ARToolkit is the first fully-featured toolkit for marker-based AR  It has the advantage to be easily affordable but sometimes it is not supported and fairly weak  Total Immersion provides the world’s most widely used commercial augmented reality platform.
  14. 14. Types of Augmented RealityMarker LessTracking  This is currently one of the best technology for tracking  It performs active tracking and recognition of real environment on any type of support without using special placed markers.  Allows more complex applications of Augmented Reality.
  15. 15. SixthSense – Augmented Reality System  The device works by using the camera and mirror to examine the surrounding world  Feeds the image to the phone which processes the image, gathers GPS coordinates and pulls data from the Internet and then projects information from the projector onto the surface in front of the user, whether its a wrist, a wall, or even a person.  SixthSense will augment whatever we look at
  16. 16. Applications Travel - Wikitude Wikitude Video
  17. 17. Applications Real Estate - Layar Layar Video
  18. 18. Applications Retail
  19. 19. Applications Manufacturing
  20. 20. Applications Architecture and Interior Designing
  21. 21. Applications Medical Marketing & Advertising Education Entertainment, Games & Toys Military Navigation Product launches Presentations
  22. 22. Limitations Dependence on GPS Limited Availability Mobile apps are not a good representation of AR’s true capabilities
  23. 23. Concerns – Google Glasses Privacy
  24. 24. Concerns Privacy RecOgNisiNg face…. checkiNg PROfiLes….Name: Ted PULLiNg DaTa fROM …Age: 25STUDIES at: NTUFROM: UKLIVES AT: SingaporeINTERESTS: Reading
  25. 25. Future of Augmented Reality Better visualization of products by scanning bar codes, QR codes or pure object recognition. Learning tool in schools. City planning and architecture. Political campaigns
  26. 26. Future of Augmented Reality Gaming industry. Augmented Reality contact lens being developed at the University of Washington by Babak Parviz, a bio-nanotechnologist. The lens would layer computer graphics on everything around us.
  27. 27. Demo
  28. 28. SixthSense – Augmented Reality System