Augmented reality

HoloLens brings mixed reality into industry

Smart glasses, enhanced visual capabilities, assistance and guidance for operations, informed decisions and data exchange, all in real time: mixed reality, a combination of reality, augmented reality and virtual reality, has obvious advantages for industry, and can turn operators into “augmented workers.’’ So how does mixed reality work? A cross-between an augmented reality headset and a self-contained, holographic computer, Microsoft’s HoloLens headset enables users to engage with their digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. Launched in 2015, HoloLens is an integral part of the Windows Mixed Reality platform introduced as part of Windows 10....

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#NRF2018: AI, robotics and VR: the latest key retail trends

After CES in Las Vegas, startups from all over the globe will now be flocking to New York for the Retail’s Big Show. The National Retail Federation is expecting some 35,000 visitors, including around 20,000 retailers looking for tomorrow’s trends and technologies. The NRF Retail’s Big Show, the global event for retailers which is taking place this week in New York, has a dedicated startups area where around twenty new companies are presenting the latest technological innovations in retail, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual and augmented reality. For the second year running, there will...

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#SupplyChain: how augmented reality can boost quality controls

On assembly lines, on construction sites, before delivering luxury products, augmented reality (AR) helps operators detect manufacturing and finishing defects. Across the whole supply chain, it saves considerable time and reinforces quality assurance, an increasingly critical issue for manufacturers. The most dominant element of AR is reality, which is one of its main assets for technical operations. For AR is based on a real environment upon which complementary digital information is superimposed (text, video, user interface, 3D object), displayed in real time. This data varies depending on the orientation of the device (smartphone, tablet, glasses or headset) and thus...

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UEFA Euro 2016: another victory for digital?

Teleportation on M6, new digital formats in the media, cascades of comments and conversations on the social networks: even before the final of the Euro 2016 has taken place, we already know that digital technologies have won the championship. The Euro 2016 is the opportunity to celebrate the best teams, the best match moments and the numerous records. Sports championships always abound with stats. Number of goals, tries, average speed of the Tour de France peloton, the service speed or number of aces at Wimbledon, etc.: with three major sporting events going on simultaneously, the beginning of July will...

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#Augmentedreality and #Virtualreality for industry 3.0

Driving assistance, maintenance, surveillance, assembly lines: augmented reality and virtual reality are proving valuable in a number of areas and being adopted by the most tech-savvy industries. Augmented reality – not to be confused with virtual reality – is an object or physical place that is enriched with data, be it  text, numbers, sound, graphical content, video or GPS. Wearables such as smart glasses (e.g. Google Glass, Vuzix) are promising examples of this type of technology, but a number of applications are used on tablets and smartphones too. Virtual reality, meanwhile, a prime example of which is the head-mounted...

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