Bringing the physical and virtual worlds together
Software called Aurasma enables its users to gesture at their devices to manipulate it. The app was created of out using technology that is capable of recognizing images, symbols and objects in the real world and understanding them. It can then deliver relevant content in real time, including videos, animations, audio or webpages.
Using the smartphone’s camera, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi internet and its position, acceleration and direction, the technology combines image recognition and a conceptual understanding of the 3D world to recognize objects and images and seamlessly merge augmented reality actions into the scene. Without the need for barcodes or tags, the app is able to see its surrounding environment and make it fully interactive.
No need to touch a touchscreen or scroll a scroll wheel. And there’s no proprietary hardware needed – Aurasma works on Apple’s iPhones and iPads, as well as Google’s Android phones.