Interactional Frontiers is a series of Augmented Citizen Thoughts gathered in my 8 months of pain after my accident in february.
There has no doubt been a lot of buzz about Google Glass, but Google would be the first to say that there is strong competition in the space.
Augmented Citizen is back from idle and recovery state with a new set up, the Augmented Citizen 2.0 : a titanium implant on my leg with a SPIME to connect to my Personal Things Cloud. On my first trip, at the Frankfurt Airport, on the security check I have demonstrate my SPIME. Please do not hesitate when you will meet me to show you.
Glasses in the Past
In 2008, when I started with my friends Willi and Thomas our memorable think tank in Berlin Augmented Reality was navigate in the Blue Ocean. Two years later I decided to build the first European Augmented Reality Business Conference in Berlin – ARBCon and was a success. Augmented Reality has become not a really a trend, but a noise pushed from Google and of 2009 with their Google Goggles if you remember:
If you are so kind and looking at the trends search, we have a spike in October 2009 caused exactly by Google Goggles :
Last year we had a strong market appearance from Vuzix at CES and IFA, with a very strong perspective. I knew Vuzix and their technological capacity, and I had trust them to break the Frontier:
And Glasses Today
Google Glasses started to be reality and capt very strong attention in the developers community. Here a eloquent picture from the Eastern Europe DroidCon
Future of Glasses
The future meets reality with Moverio BT-100, Epson’s newest venture in personal technology. The high resolution see-through display, Wi-Fi® connectivity, and smart navigation capabilities creates an innovative visual experience. The portable controller and headset allows users to browse, shop and stay connected while still being part of their environment. See beyond the confines of the everyday with Moverio. Reality as we know it has a new name.
I was very positive impressed from Epson Moverio here a short promotion video:
You can hack on Moverio next week in London at the DroidCon London, the biggest Android Developer Event in UK, many thanks for my old friend Thibaut for this.
This year we have a lot of prototypes on Kickstarter, you can decide what will be the best:
On the next episode we will look in depth cameras or kinect how more of the people know it. Science fiction often portrays the future as a place where people and technology are mutually aware of each other. People talk to their computers and the computers talk back, no keyboard or mouse required. Data and virtual objects float in the air where people can touch and manipulate them as if they were solid. Cars drive themselves while their passengers hold video conferences. That future is fast becoming reality thanks to a new breed of 3D cameras, voice recognition, and other perceptual computing technologies that give computers and mobile devices the ability to see and hear the world around them. And those same technologies are giving people the freedom to interact with devices in natural, intuitive ways using nothing more than gestures and spoken commands. – See more at: