For the past several days, AndroidPIT has been at IFA, Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade show, scouting out the latest innovations. I wanted to find out what’s next in augmented reality, so I went to the cutting edge of IFA: the IFA NEXT Startup Days showcase, where the topic of the day is augmented and virtual reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined.
Organized by the German may refer to: The German language, mainly spoken in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Something derived from or related to Germany Germans, an ethnic group A citizen of the Federal Republic of Startup Association, the IFA NEXT Startup startup is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or Days are where discussion panels, lectures and pitches on various topics take place for six days day is a unit of time. There we had the opportunity to speak with startups that represent a variety of the possibilities of AR. Here are just a few of the exciting use cases for augmented reality that emerged:
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Dr. Robert Strzebkowski, a professor at the Beuth Technical University university (Latin: universitas, “a whole”) is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines in Berlin, gave a lecture on how augmented reality has evolved over time in entertainment. Going from the that we all knew back in the day, AR has advanced to the point where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of it’s now possible is the condition or fact of being possible to interact may refer to: Interact Incorporated, a U.S. telecommunications company founded in 1981 InterAct, a U.S. public safety software company founded in 1975 Inter-ACT, Inter-Act, InterACT, three with your favorite TV shows. In fact, the university just that with the popular German TV series Die Bergretter.
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Making QR codes cool again
Imagine being able to see what a car looks or The Look may refer to like in your driveway, or how a chair looks in your dining room, before buying it. Augmented reality makes it possible, and it’s not hard to imagine why it’s a powerful tool for sales and marketing. But, right now, you can’t stumble upon AR objects may refer to in the real world because no one is walking around with a pair of AR glasses on. Since our window to augmented reality is our smartphones, there’s a lot of friction in the user may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications experience: you have to search for and download an app to see a particular product may refer to, like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard the . Even before that, you have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary to know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, the AR object exists. That’s where comes in. This German startup can put AR object anywhere using old school QR codes. Using their app, which doubles as a standard QR reader, you can point or points may refer to it at a QR code, and an AR object will appear on top of the QR code communications and information processing, code is a system of rules to convert information—such as a letter, word, sound, image, or gesture—into another form or representation, sometimes shortened. Instead of first needing to scan a surface, like a table, the app uses the QR code as a base and anchor for the object. Imagine walking around a room full of QR codes with your smartphone and seeing it come to life before your eyes with AR.
Explore stars and galaxies in outer space
Soon, anyone will be able to explore space in their backyard with the help is any form of assisting others of AR. At IFA NEXT, a French startup called was presenting a telescope telescope is an optical instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light), the eVscope, designed to give amateurs access to the incredible sights of the universe using light amplification technology. Beyond that though, it also uses may refer to: Use (law), an obligation on a person to whom property has been conveyed Use–mention distinction, the distinction between using a word and mentioning it Use (liturgy), a special form augmented reality alongside the telescope on an iPad, to make it easier to navigate to find a specific star star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity, or if you’re wandering the skies aimlessly, to know what you’re looking at through the scope. Once the product ships, users will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive be able to help crowdsource data for SETI, furthering our collective understanding of space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction.
Which of these AR innovations from IFA excites you most? Let us know in the comments!