Research: Augmented Reality

After the second workshop, I was inspired to find out more about the term ‘Augmented Reality’ which was mentioned by Emma Beddows.

Augmented Reality is a modern term which refers to the integration of graphics into real world environments. It often relies on projection systems projecting graphics onto physical objects, which can then be interacted with through handheld devices such as tablets or smartphones.

HowStuffWorks.com features a really cool example of augmented reality where a phone keypad is projected onto a persons hand. They can then dial a phone number without even taking the phone out of their pocket:

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While attempting something like this for my final project would be a bit beyond the capabilities of the unit, I still find it a fascinating area and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for this kind of technology.