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ARC4 Military Augmented Reality Moving from Battlefield to City Sidewalk

Virtual reality has been the hot topic as of late and is the focus for February’s SmartReality Tech of the Month. Technology that used to be a product of fictional movies is making its way into the real world. Scientists at Applied Research Associates (ARA) have been collaborating with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency […]

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Medical Mannequins Enhanced By Augmented Reality For Training Purposes

January’s augmented reality tech of the month shows how industries such as health care services are constantly growing and innovating with augmented reality solutions. There have been many uses for augmented reality incorporated into the medical world from apps to help people cope with phobias and anxiety to training medical personnel. The medical world most […]

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AR Technology of the Month: McDonald’s “Kicks Off” Augmented Reality

McDonald’s, one of the largest global brands worldwide, was a sponsor for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and along with its many marketing efforts came McDonald’s Gol! – an augmented reality app. The players “goal” is to try to flick a ball into the french fry box that duals as the goal. The app […]

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AR Technology of the Month: Rock Climbing Wall Boosted by Augmented Reality

Bouldering, a variation of rock climbing performed outdoors or at indoor climbing facilities without the use of harness equipment, can be accomplished safely through disciplined training. Now, with the help of researchers at “Aalto University’s Department of Media Technology in Finland”, augmented reality technology is further enhancing the safety, training and experience of those bouldering. […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Circa 1948 Immersive Augmented Reality

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? To be fully immersed in the sights and sounds of a culture that is now obsolete? At TriBeCa Film Festival’s Storyscapes event, an augmented reality project by Stan Douglas and the National Film Board of Canada’s digital studio called Circa 1948 […]

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AR Technology of the Week: BMW Heads-Up Augmented Reality Display

Having to use traditional folding maps when traveling has virtually become a thing of the past. However, BMW is putting a futuristic spin on having the path of travel directly in front of the driver without causing impaired vision of the road. The passenger is also able to help navigate using a touch screen that […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Treat Anxiety with Augmented Reality Health App

One common feature of humankind is that most everyone has something they are afraid of. A new app from Phobious is now stepping forward to help tackle consumer fears, from fear of bees to public speaking (which is actually more feared than death!) “A team of physicists, psychologists and developers have produced a mobile health […]

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AR Technology of the Week: View Historical Sites with Augmented Reality

School field trips to historic sites are looking to become much more exciting for young visitors while also providing a more in-depth learning experience. Augmented reality software is now allowing the past to be seen like never before. “The app will use augmented reality—where the user’s view of the real world is enhanced with additional […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Ghostman Glasses

For the majority of the population, the best way to learn a skill is to watch someone perform the task and then mimic their actions until that skill is mastered. Technology is making this process much simpler by using augmented reality to allow students to learn remotely from teachers while still being able to watch […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Museums Using Augmented Reality Technology to Improve Visitor Experience

Museums have unfortunately been stuck with the stereotype of a quiet solitary place to look at old artifacts or documents. This usually doesn’t sound all that appealing  to most sight seekers. In order to break from this stereotype, many museums are taking the initiative to bring technology into the experience of the visitor to bring […]

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