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Becoming Cyborg – One Man’s Quest for a Good HMD

Tweet The great thing about technology these days is that anyone can get in on the action.  With can-do DIY spirit, makers like Staffan Dryselius or Noah Zerkin (where have you been, Noah!), have been breaking new ground with their inventions. Martin Magnusson, like Staffan, is trying to build a better HMD.  While he’s not as focused […]

Maxcware AR Glasses Project

TweetA few months ago Staffan Dryselius made a splash on Team Hack-a-Day with his DIY data glasses.  Since then he’s been working with a team to improve his design and would like to form a larger partnership with anyone interested in working on or owning a pair of AR glasses.  Having a working HMD for augmented […]

10 Cool Things Going On Right Now in Augmented Reality

TweetAugmented reality has come a long way in a years time.  Last year I got excited by research projects and gimmicky AR webcam advertising, but that quickly faded on the tenth plus iteration.  It wasn’t until July that we starting having real AR products in the form of apps.  Nearly a year later and still […]

Spatial Computing Concept Video for Shopping

TweetThis summer, Phedhex, posted a concept video showcasing what augmented reality, or spatial computing, could do. The video was well thought out and I enjoyed it. In the second video, he uses hand gestures to show how we can use augmented reality to purchase furniture in our homes and verify it for decor and size. […]

Vuzix Wrap 920AR Video Eyewear at CES 2010

TweetThe Vuzix Wrap 920AR aren’t the sexiest of specs, but they do perform the function of AR glasses.  I got a chance to see this setup at ISMAR09 which they’re now showing at CES 2010.  The specs for the glasses look like: The stereo camera pair delivers a single 1504 x 480 side-by-side image that […]

What I Want For Augmented Reality in 2010

TweetI was going to expand on my predictions that Rouli had posted on Games Alfresco because, frankly, they were pretty lame (mine and not the other nine, those were good.)  But decided that there have been enough predictions for 2010.  So instead, I want to go over the things I want to happen in 2010 […]

Whisper Deck: Voice Controlled Augmented Reality

TweetWonderful proof-of-concept integration of voice recognition, web search, and FLARToolkit on a Vuzix+ARCam HMD.  Certainly makes me drool for a commercial see-through HMD with an iPhone/Android level of operating system.  His system also points in the direction of voice-command for HMDs until we can get good motion detection.  Go to Craig’s website for more information and […]

Total Immersion’s Ghost Hunting Experience

TweetMark Pine, the keynote speaker from Disney Imagineering at ISMAR09, gave the audience compelling reasons why truly interactive experiences are the future of entertainment and the one I remember most was: “It’s about connecting with the user.” Total Immersion has recently partnered with Hanwa Co. (Japan) to create a live action augmented reality video game […]

HMD System at Daimler AG

TweetHead-mounted displays are the killer hardware that augmented reality needs to break free from “magic lens” smartphone technology.  SAP TV shows us an industrial application concept at a Dailmer AG plant.  The part stocker is using an HMD with augmented reality to keep track of the correct parts (their wording makes it sound like this is […]

ISMAR09 HMD Review

TweetThe biggest barrier to true augmented vision is an HMD that can handle all the requirements.  I had the oppertunity to experience what Microvision, Vuzix and ORALab/EvoOpticks had to offer.  I’ll try to relate their talks and my experiences with their products and let you know if any of them have achieved augmented vision.  Microvision – […]