Metaio, one of the leading augmented reality solution providers of the world, has announced development of their first-ever marker-less, hands-free augmented reality automotive manual for Google Glass. The company will eventually update and optimize the core technology of this car manual as well as its leading AR technology for accommodating the wearable devices such as Google Glass. Besides, the company will be providing AR platforms for other major wearable devices like Vuzix M-100 and Epson Moverio. Metaio will be presenting all these and more at its annual technology conference, InsideAR 2013 in Munich.
Metaio’s hands-free augmented reality car manual prototype is the first of its kind as it is for the first time that AR technology on wearable computing will be shown as both productive and commercially viable. This new prototype is developed by Metaio R&D as a proof-of-concept of its AR platform’s capabilities on wearable devices. In addition, Metaio developed a new 3-D tracking and recognition technology using CAD models for recognizing and overlaying 3-D content onto a real world environment. The AR technology engineered by Metaio does not require any GPS or point clouds. And this factor dramatically increases stability of the user’s augmented reality experience. Besides, it remains almost immune to variable position, glare, lighting, and other environmental factors that usually interfere with the user’s vision-based experiences.
In the coming days, the company is to update its leading augmented reality platform for incorporating this incredible new tracking technology as well as for providing support to the major wearable computing devices. Metaio will also upgrade 2D and 3D visualization, considering the current a wearable ecosystem, in order to include programmable shaders and additional camera optimizations to allow more robust tracking and a more realistic user experience.
The attendees of InsideAR will get a chance to try this augmented reality demo on Google Glass, in addition to several other wearable demos featuring hands-free AR technology. They can learn how to use the AR platform of Metaio for building next generation wearable augmented reality apps, using Metaio SDK, Creator and Cloud services.
Peter Meier, CTO of Metaio, said: “We’re going beyond one-off passive viewing experiences. Metaio is taking all the necessary steps to ensure an always on, always augmented future, and we’re beginning that journey in a big way at this year’s InsideAR in Munich.”
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