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  • 50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality

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    Kiran Voleti
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Augmented reality has existed since the 1930’s but a recent advance in Smartphone technology has fueled the recent hype. TV weather reports adopted the first application of AR on TV in 1975 The term ‘virtual reality’ was first coined in 1989 by Jaron Lanier The first AR apps came to smartphones in 2008 In 2010 the annual revenue generated by mobile AR apps and services was 2 million dollars. In 2011 118 million AR apps were downloaded to smartphones and tablets In 2013 there were 60 million mobile AR users AR generated half a billion dollars in global revenue in 2013 Tesco, Meta,…
  • It’s alive! Playing within and with your living room…

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    toby
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Room Alive! Microsoft presents a new proof of concept & prototype, entitled “RoomAlive”. It shows how to turn your home into an augmented reality video game using Kinect’s for real-time 3D scanning and projectors to cast augmented interactive content onto the walls and furnitures! Microsoft describes it: [...] Our system enables new interactive projection mapping experiences that dynamically adapts content to any room. Users can touch, shoot, stomp, dodge and steer projected content that seamlessly co-exists with their existing physical environment. [...] Their system…
  • AR Weekly – End of October

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    Adrian Plata
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    InsideAR Munich is this week!  Metaio | Junaio Recap InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Christine Perey of Perey Research and Consulting [Augmented Blog] InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Dorothea Martin of imaginary friends [Augmented Blog] InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Carl Byers of NGRAIN [Augmented Blog] Augmenting Augmented Reality: Metaio Reveals 3D Sensor Support for SDK 6 [Augmented Blog] The coming […]
  • AR Glasses Workshop

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    lester
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    No doubt about it, there is a huge amount of interest in AR glasses with many of you eager to get your hands on a pair to try. But unless you are lucky enough to know someone who owns a pair, opportunities can be fairly limited As we start to finalise the agenda for Augmented Planet 2014, I’m please to announce, Andreas Hauser from Wikitude will be running a 60-minute “Customized AR SDKs for Smart Glasses“ workshop. The workshop will focus on AR Glasses and how their new and unique interfaces change the way we use, develop, and interact with augmented reality The workshop is a must for…
  • An elephant in the augmented room!?

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    toby
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Honestly, the headline is not true. Everybody would love to talk about the elephant, but we just know too little about it… What? Exactly. I talk about the AR start-up from Florida called Magic Leap, that just received a huge investment check from Google and others to develop… something. They claim to be onto something really, really big that changes the usage and quality of everday AR completely. But what do they really offer? Let’s collect the puzzle pieces… Engagdet, NY Times, et al. are all reporting on the mysterious start-up that shows some really nice stills and…
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  • An elephant in the augmented room!?

    toby
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Honestly, the headline is not true. Everybody would love to talk about the elephant, but we just know too little about it… What? Exactly. I talk about the AR start-up from Florida called Magic Leap, that just received a huge investment check from Google and others to develop… something. They claim to be onto something really, really big that changes the usage and quality of everday AR completely. But what do they really offer? Let’s collect the puzzle pieces… Engagdet, NY Times, et al. are all reporting on the mysterious start-up that shows some really nice stills and…
  • It’s alive! Playing within and with your living room…

    toby
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Room Alive! Microsoft presents a new proof of concept & prototype, entitled “RoomAlive”. It shows how to turn your home into an augmented reality video game using Kinect’s for real-time 3D scanning and projectors to cast augmented interactive content onto the walls and furnitures! Microsoft describes it: [...] Our system enables new interactive projection mapping experiences that dynamically adapts content to any room. Users can touch, shoot, stomp, dodge and steer projected content that seamlessly co-exists with their existing physical environment. [...] Their system…
  • ISMAR closing notes – Tom Furness on what matters most (Keynote #3)

    toby
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    After quite some break, I want to take the time to share a few words on Tom Furness’ great talk on the last day of ISMAR 2014. It was not the closing remarks of ISMAR (it was the keynote on Friday morning), but it was definitely my most inspiring highlight and most emotionally captivating 90 minutes in this year’s AR space! The perfect talk to end the week. It’s hard to squeeze his words worthy in a blog, but I want to share an impression. Tom Furness’ claim was “seeing anew” and while I was still wondering what he meant with that he already jumps into his…
  • ISMAR winners!

    toby
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Hi everybody, today a short update to state the results from the Volkswagen tracking challenge and the winners of ISMAR awards! As you might now, every year VW is sponsoring a tracking competition at ISMAR to benchmark and compare different solutions by the industry or universities/research institutes. Always new and different easy and very tough scenarios are set up each time and competing parties will have to code and adjust their solutions on location in extreme programming sessions to squeeze the last percentages of quality out of their tracking algorithms. This year six teams joined the…
  • More ISMAR demos to impress Tony Stark + Video

    toby
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Today, to continue, I want to show my favorite two demos. They won for me, because they gave the best “mixing of the worlds” experience and show the potential of true AR with great interaction demonstrations. To really get the feeling of the virtual objects being there you just need a better form of manipulation (maybe even with haptic feedback). Not only some sweet rendering. So here we go! Comprehensive Workspace Calibration for Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality The demo with this tricky name is officially focusing on the calibration process to have a more reliable setup including…
 
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  • Welcome Metaio 6!

    metaio
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Metaio AR platform provides the most versatile toolset for creating Augmented Reality experiences. From the Metaio Creator; with its simple, yet powerful drag and drop interface, to the Metaio SDK; with its integration of AREL and cross-platform compatibility, the Metaio AR platform allows developers and non-developers to produce and interact with top-tier Augmented Reality […]
  • Buckle Your Seatbelts – InsideAR Munich Has Taken Off!

    Adrian Plata
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    It’s October 29th and you know what that means! InsideAR has begun and we have the pleasure of giving you the first peek of the proceedings at the world’s largest AR conference. Merely an hour ago, hundreds of people gathered at the Kleine Olympiahalle waiting patiently for InsideAR to begin. We were thrilled to see […]
  • InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Gerhard Preslmayer, CEO of SPS Marketing

    Adrian Plata
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    InsideAR starts tomorrow and we’ll finally get to see all of our speakers in action. This will be the last Speaker Spotlight for this InsideAR. If you want to learn about the rest of our check out of InsideAR Speaker page or (better yet) come and see them LIVE at InsideAR Munich tomorrow!  Without further […]
  • AR Weekly – End of October

    Adrian Plata
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    InsideAR Munich is this week!  Metaio | Junaio Recap InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Christine Perey of Perey Research and Consulting [Augmented Blog] InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Dorothea Martin of imaginary friends [Augmented Blog] InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Carl Byers of NGRAIN [Augmented Blog] Augmenting Augmented Reality: Metaio Reveals 3D Sensor Support for SDK 6 [Augmented Blog] The coming […]
  • InsideAR Speaker Spotlight: Christine Perey of Perey Research and Consulting

    Adrian Plata
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to our sixteenth edition of our InsideAR Speaker Spotlight series! For our sixteenth edition of the InsideAR Speaker Spotlight, we are happy to introduce Christine Perey of Perey Research and Consulting. Christine has been one of the leading members of the Augmented Reality interoperability community – which is focused on bringing Augmented Reality experiences to all users, regardless […]
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  • Augmented Planet 2014 – November 17th, London

    lester
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Augmented Planet is back for our 5th annual Augmented Reality conference being held at the very cool Google Campus, London – 17th November 2014. If you’re a developer, brand, digital agency or just have passion for Augmented Reality then this is the years must attend event. See what’s hot with wearables, hear from the industry’s leading speakers and much more! Find out more and register for FREE here – http://events.augmentedplanet.com/ Copyright © 2012 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. Original article post by Augmented Planet…
  • AR Glasses Workshop

    lester
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    No doubt about it, there is a huge amount of interest in AR glasses with many of you eager to get your hands on a pair to try. But unless you are lucky enough to know someone who owns a pair, opportunities can be fairly limited As we start to finalise the agenda for Augmented Planet 2014, I’m please to announce, Andreas Hauser from Wikitude will be running a 60-minute “Customized AR SDKs for Smart Glasses“ workshop. The workshop will focus on AR Glasses and how their new and unique interfaces change the way we use, develop, and interact with augmented reality The workshop is a must for…
  • Augmented Reality Events

    lester
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The end of the year is always a good time to get along to an AR conference and see some cutting edge examples of AR in action. This year is particularly exciting as there are so many companies eager to make AR hardware available to consumers. 2015 is going to an exciting year. As it happens there are two fantastic events taking place in October and November that will help you get ready for 2015 and see some of the exciting hardware that’s just around the corner. InsideAR First up is InsideAR which takes place in Munich on 29th & 30th October. InsideAR is one of the largest AR events…
  • CALL FOR PAPERS – 5th ANNUAL AUGMENTED PLANET CONFERENCE

    lester
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Augmented Planet 2014 Google Campus Building, 17th November, London Augmented Planet is back for our 5th annual augmented reality conference to be held in London on 19th November. We are now inviting you to submit your talk to help us to create a compelling agenda which covers the latest innovation in AR.   Purposed topics, (but are not limited to): AR Hardware and wearable’s Platforms and tools AR marketing and case studies 10 minutes of fame – showcase your AR Please submit your concept for a speaking slot here Not interesting in speaking? Reserve your free seat at this year’s…
  • An Augmented Reality Future

    lester
    30 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Augmented reality glasses are on their way; whether they quite live up to this concept video on the other hand remains to be to seen. Regardless, if there is one thing we all love, it’s a concept video of an augmented reality driven future. I especially love the cheating at pool but hope the message isn’t you’ll need to be able to afford a Ferrari before AR becomes affordable. Copyright © 2012 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. Original article post by Augmented Planet www.augmentedplanet.com [digital fingerprint= aug483920]» Inline Ad…
 
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  • New Release — Goddess of Alexandria

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    I have to be honest.  During every round of editing and proofing, when I read the last few lines of the novel, even though I knew the words backwards and forwards, it made me tear up.  It’s hard saying goodbye to a series that was a joy to write.  I know you’ll enjoy the final book as much, and more, than I did.               Goddess of Alexandria The oldest mystery of the ancient world—one sought by kings and scholars alike—remains the secret of immortality. When Heron returns to Alexandria, she finds the High Priest of Sobek, Lysimachus,…
  • Game Masters — Achievement Unlocked!

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Hey all you fabulous gamers! GAMERS is part of a brand new multi-author book bundle, featuring six gamer-themed novels. From a romance-tinged coming-of-age story to a dystopian future, from faeries to hackers, this bundle brings the epic reads. Only .99 cents and available at: AMAZON     B&N     KOBO     iBOOKS Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real… Six bestselling authors of gamer-themed fiction explore the intersection of pixels and reality, tackling big issues with plenty of adventure and geeky goodness along the way. From a…
  • Game Masters StoryBundle

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    I have great news for those of you who love fiction involving games.  One of my good friends and all-around amazing author, Anthea Lawson/Anthea Sharp, has collected a bunch of gaming related novels and the wonderful people at StoryBundle have put it up on an exclusive basis. Here’s what Anthea has to say about it: Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real… Welcome to the Game Masters Bundle–eight stories of gamer-themed fiction that explore the intersection of pixels and reality. Each of these tales takes a gamer-centric look at the…
  • New Release — Voyage of Alexandria

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Greetings Travelers! My pen has been racing across the parchment as the steam-trams thunder through Otherland Station like ornate mechanical elephants.  Upon their graceful backs, I took another journey to that far-flung place, ancient Alexandria, bringing back tales of Heron the Inventor.  My gear is damp and salt-crusted, but the journey was worth it.  I hope the tale will inspire you as much as it did me.  The sixth novel of the Alexandrian Saga, Voyage of Alexandria, is available for your consumption through your favorite book acquisition contraption.  As a special nod to my dear…
  • The First Run: A Sorri Lyrax Story

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    22 May 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Greetings, travelers. On my last visit to Otherland Station, I observed the story of a girl named Sorri Lyrax living in a far-flung future in which humans can travel the stars as easily as we cross the street.  I recorded everything that happened and place it here for your education.  A warning for those with a delicate heart, this is a tale of action and survival.  Be warned.           The First Run: A Sorri Lyrax Delivery Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight Episode Nine Episode Ten Episode Eleven…
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  • ApartmentView – The only Augmented Reality Apartment App!

    Kiran Voleti
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Don’t let the perfect apartment rental pass you by. ApartmentView by ForRent.com® (bit.ly/1DTQOQH) is an easy and fun way to discover apartments near you. Simply point your phone’s camera at surrounding apartments to explore photos, floorplans, prices, and amenities of available rentals. If you like what you see, call or email the property directly from the app and set up a tour!
  • 50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality

    Kiran Voleti
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Augmented reality has existed since the 1930’s but a recent advance in Smartphone technology has fueled the recent hype. TV weather reports adopted the first application of AR on TV in 1975 The term ‘virtual reality’ was first coined in 1989 by Jaron Lanier The first AR apps came to smartphones in 2008 In 2010 the annual revenue generated by mobile AR apps and services was 2 million dollars. In 2011 118 million AR apps were downloaded to smartphones and tablets In 2013 there were 60 million mobile AR users AR generated half a billion dollars in global revenue in 2013 Tesco, Meta,…
  • Metaio Unveils 3D Depth Sensor Support for Augmented Reality

    Kiran Voleti
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    MUNICH AND SAN FRANCISCO, October 22nd, 2014: The world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) technology and software, Metaio, unveils support for new 3D depth sensing camera systems due to hit mobile devices this year. According to Metaio CTO and Co-Founder Peter Meier: “Smartphones and tablets have historically made use of single, “2D” cameras primarily intended for image capture, but as smart devices have become more powerful, we are demanding more and more from the optics of these devices.” Recent announcements from the likes of Google and Intel indicate new devices are hitting the…
  • librARi – Augmented Reality Experience

    Kiran Voleti
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    librARi is image based augmented reality application, which allows user to search books. The location of the books is pointed onto the physical space by augmenting pointers. The app also allows to find out related books, which can be again pointed to locate it. The locates different sections of books and all new arrivals in different sections. Further work includes mapping the contents of book over the web to get get real-time results.The augmentation experience can be further extended to smart glass, which would give a Natural Interaction experience while reading.
  • BITalino launches Kickstarter campaign to bring biosignal sensors to everybody

    Kiran Voleti
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    PLUX seeks to bring “power to the people” in the building of wearable health tracking devices with $99 app-specific toolkits, flexible electronics, and other goodies Existing health tracking phones, wearables and medical devices are either very limited in what they sense, horrendously expensive or quite difficult to adapt and use. PLUX set out to break the mould by launching a Kickstarter campaign to create BITalino (r)evolution, a low-cost toolkit to learn and prototype wearable health tracking devices. BITalino’s don’t require specialized electrical skills, allowing them to be used…
 
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  • Panama Fashion Week to Feature Zugara’s Virtual Dressing Room Platform

    Matthew Szymczyk
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Panama will be featuring Zugara’s Virtual Dressing Room platform, WSS for Kiosks.  The Fashion Week event will run from Wednesday, October 29th through Friday, October 31st. Zugara’s reseller, JL Group, will have 2 booths at the Fashion Week event where attendees can try our new Virtual Dressing Room software optimized for Kinect 2. We’ll be posting photos from the event and you can keep up to date with event photos at the Panama Fashion Week Event Facebook page. For additional information on the Panama Fashion Week event or for…
  • Augmented Reality 2.0 Will Transform Retail

    Matthew Szymczyk
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    This article was originally published on LinkedIn Pulse on September 3, 2014. Of all the new and emerging technologies to debut over the last 10 years, none has had such a swift rise and even quicker downfall through the Hype Cycle than Augmented Reality (AR). From 2008-2011, AR was all the rage in just about every brand category imaginable. But as most agencies, marketers and even AR companies soon found out, the promising technology was ‘just not there yet’. As a result, AR was soon labeled a gimmick and the A in Augmented Reality seemed more akin to a scarlet letter vs. the…
  • Latest WSS For Web Ecommerce Launches – Mom&Me in India and Roupas in Brazil

    Matthew Szymczyk
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    The Webcam Social Shopper for Web, or WSS for Web, has recently launched with 2 new exciting ecommerce integrations.  Mahindra Retail’s Mom & Me in India and Roupas in Brazil are just a few of the latest retailers to launch WSS for Web on their ecommerce storefronts.  WSS for Web is a flexible platform that allows you to add virtual dressing room functionality on your home page or product detail page.  You can even place the WSS call to action button wherever you’d like on your page.  Examples of both Mom & Me and Roupas are both listed below with their placement of…
  • Mobile-Smart for Retail…Not Mobile-First

    Matthew Szymczyk
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This article first appeared on LinkedIn July 15th, 2014.  You can read the original article here. A recent Techcrunch article entitled, Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First or Die, argued that due to growing mobile usage, it’s imperative that startups focus on addressing the mobile segment first. Despite the sensationalistic headline, mobile usage is growing but at different levels across various use cases (i.e. social networking vs. shopping). In fact, for the retail segment, there is an increasing amount of data that shows that not only does PC usage still have the highest…
  • Kinect Virtual Dressing Room Promotion For August

    Matthew Szymczyk
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Throughout the month of August, we’re offering a 20% discount on licensing of our WSS For Kiosks platform.  Zugara’s WSS For Kiosks Virtual Dressing Room platform is now available with both Kinect v1 and Kinect v2. WSS For Kiosks is a fun and engaging virtual dressing room experience for in-store window displays or as a kiosk installation at event marketing and experiential marketing events. WSS For Kiosks basic functionality includes: Standardized interface with ability to update brand or retail logo Documentation for easy setup and integration of apparel assets Tablet…
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    Augmented Reality Trends

  • Target Makes Holiday Shopping Easy with Interactive Features

    Olivia Young
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Target, an American retail company, is planning to make holiday shopping for consumers easier this year. The company is going to provide them with lots of interactive features, right from free... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Create your Own Virtual Reality Viewer with DODOcase

    Bridget Wilson
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    You will now be able to create your own virtual reality viewer with DODOcase for your mobile phone. All you need is $25, some cardboard and about 20 minutes of your time. You will be able to get an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3D Printing a Hit in Forensic Facial Reconstruction

    Christopher Jackson
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    The benefit of 3D printing in different sectors is not new. The same holds true for forensic facial reconstruction, which is a process of recognizing skeletal remains. The method revolves around... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Solve Equation Easily with PhotoMath App

    Olivia Young
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    If you have a hard time making your kids solve any Math equation, now you might get some help in the form of the PhotoMath app. This augmented reality app has become really popular among users as it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get an American Farm Experience with Harvest of Change

    Christopher Jackson
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    If you like playing Farmville and are looking for some more fun, you can have a look at “Harvest of Change.” This might not be a game as such, but it will provide you with an amazing and interactive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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