Monthly Archives: April 2012

Today’s Augmented Reality “Thing” No.4 : AR to Prevent Driver Distraction

Right now we are doing quite a lot of research on in-car user interfaces, in particular how to introduce new devices or information services into the car that minimise driver distraction. The demo below from InfoVision , although a little … Continue reading

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Some Open Questions in the Augmented Reality World

Firstly I should be honest and admit that I work for a research centre that specialises in security, reliability and trust in IT (SnT) so perhaps I am a bit biased. However, to be honest this post is motivated more … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Thing No. 3: Pac-man through the Ages

For those of us who have fond memories of Pac-man from the 80s, on our Atari, Commodore or whatever you will be pleased to hear that it is also making a comeback but this time in augmented reality. Indeed AR … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Thing No. 2: Science Centre to Go

When I worked at Fraunhofer FIT a number of my colleagues were involved in the rather cool Science Centre To Go project. The idea is simple, but neat. Basically it’s to let people (in particular children) interact with mini versions … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality for Treating Phobias – PhobiAR

HITLabNZ from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch are conducting some interesting research on using AR to to help treat specific phobias. This is an interesting twist on the old virtual reality approach to treating phobias and it has already … Continue reading

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