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14-10-2013, 07:13 PM #1
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castAR: Holo projection AR eyeglasses
From the minds of Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson of ex Valve employment.
What is castAR?
castAR is a projected augmented reality system that displays holographic-like 3D projections right in front of you. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope sparked our imaginations of what might be possible in the future by showing R2-D2 and Chewbacca playing a holographic 3D chess-style game. It has taken nearly 35 years since the film was released for this technological dream to come to reality, but with castAR, that reality can be yours.
castAR includes a very fast and highly precise tracking solution, allowing you to change your experience by holding your 3D world in place while you are free to move around in it.
One primary concern we kept in mind when developing the castAR system was how to bridge the gap between the physical world and the virtual world. We accomplished this through the use of two unique peripherals: the Magic Wand and the RFID Tracking Grid. The Magic Wand is new kind of controller that lets you position things in space and control them with a joystick, all with one hand. The RFID Tracking Grid allows you to uniquely identify, track, and augment physical objects (such as miniatures, cards, and board game pieces) across the surface.
Another goal we have is to make castAR a comfortable and enjoyable experience for a wide audience. The final retail glasses are expected to weigh less than 100 grams, which is only slightly heavier than a pair of sunglasses. If you wear prescription glasses, castAR was designed to sit easily on the outside of them.
castAR requires no calibration or adjustment. Just put on the glasses and play!
Finally, we also strive to make castAR the most versatile head-mounted display available. We offer an attachment that transforms castAR into a true virtual reality system as well as a true augmented reality system. Whichever reality you prefer, there is now a single system capable of taking you there.
Having done the basic AR stuff with the 3DS camera, I see the potential in the concepts. I never played Eye of Judgement on the PS2 but it is something I wish that hit more mainstream.
I can see it now. People go to the park and act out their Minecraft game using the motion sensors in the wand.
15-10-2013, 09:48 PM #2
I heard about these guys a few months back, but I'm not sure where. Anyway, seems like a rather interesting idea, they've already close to their goal.But where did he come from, this fleck of spite in an abandoned paradise?
16-10-2013, 02:30 PM #3Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.