Ever heard of Augmented Reality? No? Well, me neither but it looks like this might change soon. One flavour of Augmented Reality is the addition of artificial elements to a real time video stream. As a mobile enthusiast I found this video of augmented reality applications on a Nokia S60 camera phone quite fascinating: A multiplayer tennis game that uses the phone’s camera in real time. Its fascinating how the software reacts to user movements and adapts the artificial elements (ball, tennis court) accordingly.
Here are some additional links if I have aroused your interest:
- More videos about the topic from at Hitlab (source of the video and picture above)
- NVIS: Ubiquitous Augmented Mobile Reality
- Augmented Reality on Wikipedia