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  • Lost In The Supermarket? A New Sensor Will Navigate For You Indoors

    Lost In The Supermarket? A New Sensor Will Navigate For You Indoors

    Sure, GPS helps us get from Point A to Point B, but what if you're just trying to find the Cinnabon? A new system from Fraunhofer allows for in-store (or in-mall) navigation and uses very simple sensors to asses where you are in the building at any time. The system works when you enter the edifice and scan a QR code. This identifies your current position. A built-in pedometer and compass assess… Read More

  • Virtual Mirror: augmented reality without glasses

    Virtual Mirror: augmented reality without glasses

    The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute -- the same Fraunhofer that holds many of the patents on MP3 -- have a booth at CEATEC exhibiting some of their research efforts, shopping them around for potential licensees. Their Virtual Mirror display is, I think, a great example of augmented reality done right. It uses a camera, a display, and their special software to dynamically alter the image… Read More