Tobii shows off new augmented reality TV

Augmented Reality Vision

Tobii develops augmented reality TV controlled by a users eyes Tobii, a Swedish technology firm, showed off what could be the next generation of televisions at the recent IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. The trade show often showcases the latest technologies that are emerging in numerous industries, such as entertainment and media. Tobii has taken eye-tracking, augmented reality technology and incorporated it into a new kind of television, called Tobii Gaze TV. The TV can be controlled through a series of eye movements that are tracked by standalone sensors.…

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Hillcrest Labs launches new Freespace MotionEngine for mobile device manufacturers

Hillcrest Labs freespace augmented reality

Hillcrest Labs, a leading developing of motion processing software, has announced the launch of its latest motion control technology called Freespace. The technology is available to manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices. Hillcrest claims that the new technology will improve a mobile device’s motion sensors, allowing these devices to better facilitate augmented reality. Manufacturers using Hillcrest’s new technology will be able to produce mobile devices that are capable of handling the demands of high-level augmented reality software, making them more appealing to consumers interested in interactive technology. The…

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Hirani: PS Vita to be built as a social networking device using augmented reality

Playstation Vita 2011

In the world of gaming, augmented reality is a hot issue. At this year’s E3 gaming expo, the technology enjoyed much of the limelight. Developers have become interested in AR due to its dynamic nature, which makes it something of a Holy Grail in terms of gaming. Conventional hardware is somewhat lacking when it comes to AR compatibility, however, so developers have had to rethink their designs to better incorporate the technology. For this reason, Sony is building their new PlayStation Vita with a different methodology. Sony unveiled the Vita…

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Wave of patents from Apple point toward new iPads using AR technology


Apple is making a move toward augmented reality according to a sudden string of patent filings emerging last week. Thus far, these patents are linked to the development of a next generation iPad, which will be equipped with a transparent display. This high-tech feature will put AR to good use, as the display will be fully customizable and will interact with the environment according to user specifications. The company has previously been understated in their interest in augmented reality, but these new patents show that Apple is not keen to…

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