With Apple's implementation of augmented reality (AR) technology "ARKit" already in hands of developers, exciting real-life application demonstrations have started appearing all over internet. A new measurement application demo utilizing the ARKit framework showcases the astonishing accuracy with which Apple's AR technology can measure distances. As shown in the video demonstration the ARKit-driven app will let users take precise room measurements just by pointing their iPhone’s camera across the corners. The app will also help generate 3D models automatically with collected measurements and data.
Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between. Windows Holographic will help expand the Windows ecosystem far beyond the PC.
Microsoft's Project HoloLens has shown earlier how we could be computing and learning in future, here is company's vision how the technology can be used by NFL fans to get closer to their favorite teams and players than ever before.
Apart from announcing the good news that Windows 10 will be free for everyone using Windows 7 or 8.1 if upgraded within the first year, Microsoft also unveiled their holographic computing headset dubbed 'HoloLens'. To see how amazing Microsoft HoloLens is, or we should say "could be in future" - just watch the videos shared below.
Microsoft IllumiRoom got a whole lot better and is now being called Microsoft RoomAlive, as the name suggests the technology is a proof-of-concept showing how games of the future will be played out turning users surrounding into a video game level.
Till now majority of development in Augmented Reality space has been focused on consumer consumption, be it Google Glass, the Oculus Rift or the cheaper Chinese clones. DAQRI Smart Helmet seems to be first of it's king AR implementation targeted specifically for industrial usage, powered with much more computing power than any other wearable device the helmet also comes with a custom software called IntelliTrack which overlays augmented data onto real-world surfaces in real-time. There are sensors that wrap around this device that afford a 360 degree field of vision with HD video and photography and is supposed to operate just fine in low light. Do watch the introduction video shared below and see how augmented-reality is going to be next technology frontier.
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