Mixed Reality – VR and AR visualization:
Suddenly, Holograms is the new buzz word when a little more than 3 years ago Augmented Reality was a marketing mantra. Last year, it was VR and now thanks to devices such as the ‘Hololens’ every industry wants to see if holograms can be used to some benefit.
While it takes a little getting used to, if holograms is the preferred term, so be it! We prefer calling it mixed reality – because really, it’s a person in the real world, interacting with computer generated visuals (augmented) over their field of view of the world, either aided by a camera – called Digital see-through [...]
Edd, 4 yrs old, loves space. He’s particularly fascinated with the Moon, Mars and astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong. His other interest in science is paleontology. Using an android slate, the game engine Unity and Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality plugin, Vuforia, it was easy to ‘resurrect’ Dinosaurs. Edd watched in fascination, using the slate as a director’s viewfinder as he tracked an animated Triceratops walk around his room.
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift, I felt it was time to send Edd on his first field trip, to the planet Mars… in Virtual Reality. [...]