While this video is from last fall, I hadn’t seen it before, so I wanted to put it up because it shows high-quality augmented reality for a “Magic T-Shirt” fitting room. The technology hails from the scientists at the Fraunhofer Instituite for Telecommunications (HHI). These are the same scientists that brought us the mp3 format.
The application is remarkable for a number of reasons. The first is that it’s a useful application of augmented reality that goes beyond the gimmick. The second is how it showcases a number of important AR effects – occlusion, shadowing and deformable non-rigid surfaces.
The last and most important is that its easy-to-use. Customers can come up and touch the screen to make it work. No downloading, no webcams and no hassle.
And speaking of old videos, if you haven’t seen the video Rouli posted on the Augmented Times, I suggest you check it out. It gives a first person view of what augmented vision might be like in twenty years.