interaction via webcam

24 Feb 2009 - 6:10am
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Michael Grillhösl
2008

you have to play with this.
the app shows the new MINI in 3D..... on a piece of paper you move in
front of your webcam ;-)

www.mini.de/webcam

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24 Feb 2009 - 6:34am
John Gibbard
2008

There are a host of these Augmented Reality (AR) experiences showing
up online (GE's Smart Grid is quite nice) [1] and I'm working on
one at the moment.

A key challenge we face is making the application download a seamless
experience. Unfortunately the technology is not as universal as
Acrobat, Flash or indeed Java, AIR or Siverlight and often requires a
3rd-party application. This necessitates a disjointed
download-install-execute user journey which kind of detracts from the
moment of magic when the element appears on your desktop/hand etc.

More successful implementations use kiosk environments where the
technology is already installed and running and the moment of
interaction is instantaneous. Check out Inition's work in this arena
[2].

Of course, as pretty as wind-turbines and the like are in 3D, the
next evolution is to make the AR actually *do* something, whilst this
rather sinister example [3] from Japan achieves interactivity, there
is little purpose other than proof of concept ... yet.

John.

[1] http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality
[2] http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/wowlab_magicsymbol.php
[3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCCx7zANsGE

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24 Feb 2009 - 7:52am
Anonymous

Is there any way to record stats on visitors with webcam availability?
Or are there any stats available on the subject?

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24 Feb 2009 - 10:14am
Adam Lerner
2009

Sadly (for me, I guess) the site won't let me play because I am on a
Mac. Am I wrong in thinking that this sort of thing could be
developed with cross-platform capability? And, yes I acknowledge
that the business case would determine if it should be.

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24 Feb 2009 - 10:56am
Jack L. Moffett
2005

Of course, if it's controlled through a web cam, I imagine there is a
higher percentage of Mac user's with cameras due to the fact that they
are built into every iMac, Mac Book, and even the new displays.

On Feb 24, 2009, at 2:14 AM, Adam Lerner wrote:

> Sadly (for me, I guess) the site won't let me play because I am on a
> Mac. Am I wrong in thinking that this sort of thing could be
> developed with cross-platform capability? And, yes I acknowledge
> that the business case would determine if it should be.

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
inmedius
412.459.0310 x219
http://www.inmedius.com

Things should be as simple as possible,
but no simpler.

- Albert Einstein

24 Feb 2009 - 11:00am
John Gibbard
2008

Released today, this Toyota AR application is Mac compatible:
http://snipurl.com/ck4tx

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24 Feb 2009 - 10:37am
Scott Noblit
2009

I likewise could not get this to work because I am on a Mac. Did anyone else
notice that in the "Making Of" video that they were designing and
conceptualizing with a Mac?

On 2/24/09 7:14 AM, "Adam Lerner" <vocable at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sadly (for me, I guess) the site won't let me play because I am on a
> Mac.

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