Goggleless augmented reality

August 16, 2004

The latest on the ubiquitous computing gadget front is this: RFID 'Lamps' Map the Physical World

RFIDlamp, illustration borrowed from MERL
The Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) has combined RFID, photo sensors and portable projectors to make a goggle free augmented reality system. Ok, this time in plain english... it's a flash light that shows you information about whatever the light is shining on. Currently being demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2004, it's intended use is for inventory tracking, but the possibilities are pretty far reaching.
via Josh Robin's Cool Hunting blog. More related info at WMMNA and TRN Mag.
Posted by andersja

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