Augmented Reality Update

About a month ago I wrote a blog post about Augmented Reality and gave a demo using my own webcam and home PC.  I showed this technology off at the CEGSA conference too where a lot of teachers were blown away by the idea and the power of the tool.  The more I look into this, the faster it grows and the more I wonder whether eventually we’ll be able to get rid of hard surface IWBs and the Webcam will take over for us!

Augmented Reality even made it onto the Channel 9 news this morning! Uni SA are also offering a seminar on the subject next Wednesday if anyone is interested.  It should be great.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend as I’m training some lovely teachers on IWBs that afternoon but I will be tuning into the webcast afterwards.  🙂  You need to email in if you’re planning to attend – All the details can be found here

Piano played by waving your arms

Playing music in the air! I wonder if he can make an AR air guitar?

Since I wrote that article I’ve had a few people contact me about AR projects that they are involved in.  This morning one such person emailed me with a link to his own research project into using AR for educational and rehabilitation.  I’ve just been playing with a full body piano  and flapping about in mid air squashing odd numbers!  Great fun 🙂  Here’s a link to Dr Masciopinto’s work if you’re interested 🙂 (His site is available in English and Italian)

Please keep the comments coming.  If you know of any good AR software please let me know. There seems such a demand I may start adding them into the resources library under AR 🙂 Here’s a game of Dominoes to get you started 😉

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