Augmented Reality research and technology company Metaio will unveil the first hands-free car manual on Google Glass at InsideAR 2013
Delegates at the event (October 10th and 11th) will be able to try the hands-free interactive car manual prototype developed by Metaio. It will be the first time that augmented reality on wearable computing will be shown to be productive and commercially viable according to the press release.
Metaio R&D developed this new prototype as a proof-of-concept of the capabilities of its AR platform on wearable devices. A new type of 3-D tracking and recognition technology engineered by Metaio utilises CAD models to recognise and overlay 3-D content onto the real world counterpart. Since no markers, GPS or point clouds are required, the stability of the augmented reality experience is said to increase dramatically without being affected by variable lighting, glare, position, and other environmental factors that tend to interfere with vision-based experiences.
InsideAR attendees will also get the chance to try the demo on other wearable demos that feature hands-free augmented reality.
“We’re going beyond one-off passive viewing experiences,” says Metaio CTO Peter Meier. “Metaio is taking all the necessary steps to ensure an always on, always augmented future, and we’re beginning that journey in a big way at this year’s InsideAR in Munich.”
Industry insiders predict the market value of all wearable computing devices (such as Vusix, smart watches, Oculus Rift etc) to reach $10 billion by 2015.
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