IRS looks to augmented reality for digital user experience improvements

Augmented reality - IRS

The Internal Revenue Service wants to use AR to overlay relevant information on existing forms. The IRS has issued a draft request for proposals (RFP) with the intention of using augmented reality (AR) to help boost the digital user experience for Americans using mobile devices. The goal is to let Americans use technology they already have to make existing forms clearer. The IRS’s draft RFP suggests that the government agency is looking for augmented reality solutions it can apply to existing forms. In that way, contextual support information can be…

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Amazon QR codes launch augmented reality experiences

Amazon QR codes - Amazon Box

The e-commerce giant is printing the barcodes on its boxes for use with a quietly launched app. Amazon QR codes are being added to the company’s shipping boxes to work with a new augmented reality (AR) application it recently quietly launched. The idea it to use the app to scan the barcodes for an “interactive, shareable” AR experience. The app is plainly called “Amazon Augmented Reality.” It uses the Amazon QR codes to provide a “fun way to reuse your Amazon boxes until you’re ready to drop them in the…

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AR tech for anatomy students in Australia helps boost spatial awareness and accessibility

AR tech for anatomy students - mobile phone and stethoscope

La Trobe University in Australia is piloting AR and VR tech to help students learn about the body. La Trobe University is piloting AR tech for anatomy students that also includes VR tech. The Australian university announced that the pilot of the technology is being used to help increase spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning. The digital innovation provides students with around-the-clock access to 3D anatomy images. The augmented reality (AR) technology offers students 24-hour access to three-dimensional anatomy images via their phones, iPad or computers, according to La Trobe’s…

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New augmented reality HMD helps revolutionize the AR experience

Augmented Reality HMD - Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge - YouTube

Engineers from Cambridge University have developed a realistic 3D viewing experience. Cambridge engineers at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) have developed a new augmented reality HMD that not only provide a realistic 3D viewing experience, but manages to do so without the common side effects of eyestrain or nausea. The device displays images on the retina using pixel beam scanning. The AR (augmented reality) HMD (head mounted display) is equipped with an enlarged eye-box. The eye-box is scalable and features an increased field of view of 36…

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New AR social app to revolutionize photo sharing among friends

AR socila app - person taking picture with smartphone

Winsche Studios has announced the upcoming launch of its doRRtal app. The augmented reality (AR) developer will be launching an AR social app called doRRtal. The new social media app will be equipped with the ability to enable smartphone users to take 360 degree photos and share these with their friends. The AR social media app will allows users to use their phone as a “door” they can walk through. The unique augmented reality approach lets users create, share and view fully immersive 360 degree photos on their smartphones and…

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