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Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging form of experience in which the real world is enhanced by computer-generated content specific to a location and to an activity.  Today, AR applications have become portable and available on mobile devices.  AR is beginning to change news, entertainment, sports, e-commerce, travel, museums, architecture, and marketing in tangible, exciting ways.  In education and training, AR has the potential to make ubiquitous learning a reality, allowing learners to gain immediate access to a wide range of location-specific information from various sources.  The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that the use of simple AR in education will be widespread within 2 to 3 years on US college campuses.

Below is a presentation I recently gave at the 2011 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference (CFTTC) in Biloxi, Mississippi.  In my presentation, I introduced the concept of AR, discussed the recent AR developments, examined the impact of AR on society, and discussed the implications of AR for education.  Please feel free to offer your comments and suggestions.  Thanks.

 

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Ford of Britain recently launched an augmented reality campaign featuring the new 7 seat Grand C-MAX car at shopping centers in the UK. This is the first outdoor augmented reality campaign to use 3D depth imaging technology in the UK.

The campaign allows people to handle and explore 3D ‘virtual’ models of the cars on screen and in the palm of their hand.  Rather than using a printed marker or symbol as a point of reference for interaction, the user interface is based on natural movement and hand gestures allowing any passerby to immediately start interacting with the screen content. A Panasonic D-Imager camera accurately measures the users real-time spatial depth output and Inition’s augmented reality software merges this real life footage with the 3D photo-real Grand C-MAX on screen. Users can interact with the car simply by holding their hands up to the screen. Virtual buttons allow the user to choose the color of the car, open doors, fold the seats flat, turn the car 360 degrees and select demos of the car’s key features.  The campaign video was quite impressive.  You can see it here yourself.

 

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Augmented realty (AR) is gaining momentum.  We are getting to see more and more the use of AR in various applications.  Just this week, HP Asia Pacific and Japan used augmented reality to showcase a new range of connected products and solutions at the A New HP World event in Shanghai.  It was quite a show.

 

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I am fascinated with the current development and potential of augmented reality. The AR Helicopter project created by AR Door, a Russian-based company, is very impressive. The project combines AR, multitouch, and Vuzix glasses to create an AR experience of a helicopter on the iPad. Users can interact with the helicopter on the iPad.  In addition, users can assemble/disassemble a helicopter, turn it, launch missiles, zoom in or zoom out, and change colors.  The demo video is very cool and it will blow your mind.

 

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Just few minutes ago, I received a press release from Jan Schlink of metaio Augmented Solution.  According to Jan, metaio´s developers and the renowned German Magician Simon Pierro have teamed up to create a magic AR Christmas tale with an extraordinary mixture of classic magical skills and real-time visualization technology.  The story about love, peace and of course some reindeers was captured in a single shot and contains no post production or editing except sound and some on air design (credits).   Thanks to Simon Pierro and metaio for this great AR production.  I truly enjoy the show and appreciate the power of AR technology.   Below is the  video “A Magic Augmented Reality Christmas Tale.”  Have fun of finding out:  what is real and what is an illusion?

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Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging form of experience in which the real world is enhanced by computer-generated content specific to a location and to an activity.  Today, AR applications have become portable and available on mobile devices.  AR is beginning to change news, entertainment, sports, e-commerce, travel, museums, architecture, and marketing in tangible, exciting ways.  In education and training, AR has the potential to make ubiquitous learning a reality, allowing learners to gain immediate access to a wide range of location-specific information from various sources.  The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that the use of simple AR in education will be widespread within 2 to 3 years on U.S. college campuses.

Although AR is not new, it is still in infancy especially applying in education.  As an educator, I think AR has great potentials in teaching and learning. We should examine the impact of AR on society, evaluate the implications of AR for education, and explore the integration of AR applications into teaching and learning environments.  To learn more about AR and its potentials and future in teaching and learning, I recommend the following videos.

Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft (Free Version)

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented Reality in the Classroom (2010 NMC Symposium)

Augmented Reality Encyclopedia

Augmented reality – Education

Augmented Reality – The Future of Education ( Ara Pacis ) – HD version

insideAR – The Future of Augmented Reality

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