10 Amazing Augmented Reality iPhone Apps http://bit.ly/6DbNQC 10 Amazing Augmented Reality iPhone Apps
While Lawnmower Man may have led us to believe the future was a virtual one, it seems that in fact augmented reality (the overlaying of digital data on the real world) is where we’re headed.
Gaming takes on augmented reality http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/8226777.stm Gaming takes on augmented reality ... BBC article/programme
Augmented reality - the ability to overlay digital information on the real world - is increasingly finding its way into different aspects of our lives.
Mobile phone applications are already in use to find the nearest restaurants, shops and underground stations.
And the technology is also starting to enter the world of gaming.
Augmented reality helps kids learn http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=45645 Augmented reality' helps kids learn
A research project that uses wireless handheld devices to engage students in an augmented reality-based educational environment could have a big impact on future learning, its creators say.
The Handheld Augmented Reality Project (HARP), a collaboration among Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, uses wireless handheld computers to enhance teaching and learning through a series of activities that draw on the attributes of students' surroundings.
Augmented reality : a new dimension to learning http://wistechnology.com/articles/2416/ Augmented reality brings a new dimension to learning
Kurt Squire, an assistant professor at the UW-Madison School of Education, hopes to bring a new dimension to education and learning with "augmented reality" games, which combine aspects of physical activity, traditional reading and math problems, and video-game simulations.
Squire, working through the UW System and the Academic ADL Co-Lab Games And Professional Practice Simulations Group, is the principal coordinator of the Star School project, seeking to deliver augmented reality educational games to urban middle-school students in Milwaukee and Madison.
7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutAugme/156810 7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space and uses technologies to add contextual data to deepen students' understanding of it. To the extent that instructors can furnish students with a broad context for understanding the real world, students are more likely to comprehend and remember what they are learning.
Augmented Reality Blog http://augmentedblog.wordpress.com/ Augmented Reality Blog "Hi, my name is Jan and I work for a software company called metaio developing solutions based on augmented reality technology. augmentedblog is supposed to be a platform for people dealing with AR, VR, realtime 3D and so on.
Bringing together ideas, solutions, people and knowledge to spread the word: augmented reality kicks ass!"
ARToolKit http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/ ARToolKit is a software library for building Augmented Reality (AR) applications.
These are applications that involve the overlay of virtual imagery on the real world.
For example, in the image to the right a three-dimensional virtual character appears standing on a real card. It can be seen by the user in the head set display they are wearing. When the user moves the card, the virtual character moves with it and appears attached to the real object.
What is Augmented Reality? http://www.tech-faq.com/augmented-reality.shtml What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented reality is one of the newest innovations in the electronics industry. It superimposes graphics, audio and other sense enhancements from computer screens onto real time environments. Augmented reality goes far beyond the static graphics technology of television where the graphics imposed do not change with the perspective. Augmented reality systems superimpose graphics for every perspective and adjust to every movement of the user's head and eyes.
Augmented Environments Laboratory http://www.cc.gatech.edu/ael/ Augmented Environments Laboratory
The research activities of the AEL focus on understanding how to build interactive computing environments that directly augment a user's senses with computer generated material.
How Augmented Reality Will Work http://www.howstuffworks.com/augmented-reality.htm How Augmented Reality Will Work
This new technology, called augmented reality, will further blur the line between what's real and what's computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell.
Augmented reality and environments : wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality Augmented reality and environments "Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.
At present, most AR research is concerned with the use of live video imagery which is digitally processed and "augmented" by the addition of computer-generated graphics. Advanced research includes the use of motion-tracking data, fiducial markers recognition using machine vision, and the construction of controlled environments containing any number of sensors and actuators."