Martin Vogl, intern at PreviewLabs, details on his experiments with indoor location tracking, employing marker-based augmented reality.
We tried to figure out if it’s possible to reconstruct a smartphone’s three-dimensional path using only accelerometer and gyroscope data. This could be used for instance to draw a race track in a room by walking around, while waving your phone as a brush to draw the track.
It’s impossible to estimate how useful a certain technology will be to us without first exploring the technological boundaries. We spent the last few weeks stretching augmented reality to its limit in order to assess the possibilities the tech offers. Here’s some things we found out.
What to do when you want to play a quick game of darts but there’s no dartboard in sight? You whip out your smartphone and use the digital dartboard prototype that’s brought to you by the combined power of PreviewLabs and augmented reality of course. Video inside!
A recent trend in game development is augmented reality. In AR games, the real world is blended with a virtual world. This certainly is something that sounds very cool and triggers imagination. However, until now there hasn’t been a breakthrough, as the first mainstream AR game still needs to be developed.