Welcome to the Real World
Display technologies themselves are not enough to create an augmented reality experience. We need to interpret the world around us to tie our digital data with. The most common ways to do this are computer vision, location services and RFID tags.
Computer vision has several approaches. Digital markers are efficient to recognise. With more processing power available we can identify 2D-images. 3D cameras can laser scan rooms to find the relative position of the device.
I’m sure almost everyone has played Pokémon Go last summer. It gives a clue what location services and device orientation tracking can do. GPS helps to get the outdoor location with a few meter accuracy. Getting an indoor location is a bit more tricky since we can’t get the GPS signal. Technologies used are radio triangulation, compass, gyroscopes, accelerometers and 3D cameras. The best result comes with a combination of these. RFID can be use to identify rooms or objects, but we can’t get any detailed position data with it.
Our technologies combine several different tracking methods to achieve the best result.
3D scanned room in Blender. We can use it to find our exact position.