Canon Mixed Reality

Jul 2, 2012 | Augmented Reality | Mixed Reality | Tech News

WHAT IS IT?
An augmented reality system that uses stereo cameras and high-speed image processing to generate life-size virtual objects in real-time, blending the virtual with the real.

WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
Most augmented reality applications are currently constrained to display the digital world within the window of a PC or smartphone screen. Platforms like Canon’s break this constraint, and integrates the virtual world more seamlessly into the real world. Imagine how interacting with these virtual objects can also manipulate the real world. Turning a virtual knob could turn up the heat in your house, or pushing a virtual button could start your car. Imagine what physical objects this technology could replace. No need for physical books – or even e-book tablets. One step closer to the Holodeck.

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