Researchers develop unique AR health care tool for remote medical assistance

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New tech allows experienced medical professionals to remotely assist less-experienced doctors in war zones. Researchers from Purdue University have crated AR health care tools that enable experienced surgeons and physicians from around the world to help less-experienced doctors caring for those in war zones, areas that have been hit by natural disasters, and rural regions, perform complex procedures. The technology can help to minimize the number of casualties. The augmented reality (AR) tools connect health care professionals in remote areas with surgeons and physicians across the globe. As such, the…

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Augmented reality glasses patent filed as Facebook Oculus takes the next step

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The social network filed a patent this month, showing an early design of the new AR wearable technology. Facebook Oculus filed an augmented reality glasses patent earlier this month which reveals drawings of an early prototype design for this type of wearable technology. The social network giant has previously confirmed its interest in pursuing this type of tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about augmented reality technology on a number of different occasions. In fact, it comes as no surprise that the company filed an augmented reality glasses patent as…

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Blippar to update its augmented reality app with new real time features

Blippar augmented reality Mobile App

The next generation of the application will be much easier to use and will offer greater practicality. At the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the co-founder and CEO of Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, demonstrated the next generation of the company’s popular augmented reality app, with improved object identification and enhanced features. The mobile app will soon be able to offer users much faster and easier real time options through smartphones and tablets. The new version of the Blippar augmented reality app is to launch in late December and the goal is to…

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Smartglasses by Quantum to improve augmented reality navigation

Epson Augmented Reality Glasses

The idea is to make it possible for users of the wearable technology to find greater ease with AR. User interface and experience company, Quantum Interface, has now unveiled its augmented reality technology that has been created with smartglasses in mind, so that it will be simpler for wearers to navigate. The new interface has been developed to make it easier for users to perform smartglasses while displaying AR. Quantum Interface (also known as Qi, for short) is based in Austin, Texas and has created the interface to allow users…

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Augmented reality apps get a shot in the arm from wearables

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According to findings from Juniper Research, AR applications will gain from enterprise head-mounted devices. Juniper Research has now released some of its newest findings, which have revealed that augmented reality apps stand to experience a significant boost once enterprise head-mounted devices begin to truly take off. The findings predicted that by 2019, these AR applications will have generated $2.4 billion in annual revenues. That type of income for augmented reality apps represents a considerable growth from the current trends. Last year, the earnings for those applications were estimated to have…

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