Posts Tagged ‘Augmented Reality’

TMN Fenómeno Augmented Reality App

February 9th, 2012 by NearInteraction

Use your phone to explore the world around you and uncover a hidden reality: Augmented Reality for portuguese mobile operator TMN.

NearInteraction has developed an augmented reality experience connecting smartphones with TMN branded “Fenómeno” advertising panels and outdoors in several cities all over Portugal.
Passersby simply point their smartphones at the image displayed, and the sky literally becomes the limit to their imagination.

watch the video here.


Novartis Interactive Stand Augmented Reality

November 10th, 2011 by NearInteraction

An interactive Augmented Reality experience for Novartis Oncology Portugal, produced by NearInteraction, in partnership with BUG Group.


TNDMII Gil Vicente: Touching the Past, alongside the Future.

April 22nd, 2010 by NearInteraction

Presenting augmented reality and gestural navigation in two interactive installations, and the encompassing exhibition design on commission for the Teatro Nacional D.Maria II in Lisbon, Portugal to commemorate the famous Portuguese playwright Gil Vicente.

Showcasing 16th Century manuscripts is no easy feat, but with NearInteraction’s Augmented Reality Vitrine with Gestural Navigation the audience could at once see both the original books yet were also able to gesturally browse pertinent images and excerpts chosen by the theatre’s historical experts.

The second installation, a Gestural Guided Archive Stand, is the cumulation of many years of collected footage, imagery and sound clips of several hundred performances. The audience can browse and pause the content intuitively with the mere movement of their hand whilst listening to various clips that are activated by an embedded proximity sensor activating sound.

The exhibition will be shown at the Teatro Nacional D.Maria II in Lisbon, Portugal throughout May 2010.


FLAR + MMD = dancing AR.

March 10th, 2010 by NearInteraction

FLARToolKitでMikuMikuDance

Try it out after the jump. (There’s a marker print at the office).


Fashioning the future: Augmented reality allows trying on of outfits

November 18th, 2009 by NearInteraction
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San Francisco – Online retailer Tobi.com has launched a virtual fitting room that can be accessed from the home. Customers can try items on through innovative use of a webcam and motion sensors are used to rate styles with the wave of a hand. They can also post pictures immediately to Facebook in order to see what friends think. Developed by Rich Relevance and Zugara


Wonder boy: Esquire goes 3D with new issue

November 11th, 2009 by NearInteraction

New York – Actor and musician Robert Downey Jr near literally leaps out of the December issue of Esquire magazine, the latest title to use 3D augmented reality (AR) technology in its pages. Readers hold the physical magazine up to their webcam to discover 3D visuals of the cover star on their computer screen. Additional interactive content comes via the QR codes printed throughout the magazine, which can also be scanned using a webcam.


Nearest Tube Augmented Reality App for iPhone 3GS by Acrossair

July 8th, 2009 by NearInteraction

Nearest Tube developed by Acrossair one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. This amazing new application tells Londoners where their nearest tube station is via their iPhones video function.

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When you load the app, holding it flat, all 13 lines of the London underground are displayed in coloured arrows. By tilting the phone upwards, you will see the nearest stations: what direction they are in relation to your location, how many kilometres and miles away they are and what tube lines they are on. If you continue to tilt the phone upwards, you will see stations further away, as stacked icons. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.


PTAM + AR on an iPhone 3G

July 6th, 2009 by NearInteraction
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Some very early results with Augmented Reality (AR) on an iPhone 3G. This video shows an adaptation of the Parallel Tracking and Mapping system to an iPhone. All processing is done live on the phone. Doesn’t use tags and is interactive! Developed by post-doctoral student Georg Klein.


Layar – first mobile augmented reality browser

June 30th, 2009 by NearInteraction
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Layar developed by Sprxmobile, combines GPS, camera, and compass to identify your surroundings and overlay information on screen, in real time. It is available for Android now and it will be available for iPhone soon, but exclusively for the 3GS. The reason is that Layar needs a compass to work.


Augmented Reality. Innovation or gimmick?

March 10th, 2009 by NearInteraction

While the technology powering augmented reality isn’t exactly new, it’s interesting to see companies releasing AR products to sell themselves whilst allowing users to experience augmented reality firsthand. Seems like they are being released everywhere …

Topps 3D (alive) Baseball Cards

Geisha Tokyo Entertainment presents “Dennoh Figure ARis“ (Cyber Figure Alice)

General Electric’s Power Smart Grid