Minority Report was obviously a huge inspiration to budding augmented reality designers. Another group has engineered a gesture-full viewing experience.
SeeSpace is well on their way to raising enough money to produce InAiR, an augmented reality setup for 3d and 2d televisions.
Although it can be used with basic HDTVs, InAiR is best experienced with a 3d television setup.
InAiR creates layers of content in the space between where you sit and the television.
Using patented content recognition technology, InAiR will serve relevant supplementary content to you while you’re watching a movie or sports game, or whatever else.
The various layers of interactive content can be manipulated using gestures just like Tom Cruise and his pre-crime display.
The main use of InAiR is in “porting” applications from your smartphone to your TV while you interact with both on one, 3d display experience.
Are you curious about an actor in whichever movie you’re watching? You can immediately lookup biographic information using InAiR while maintaining attention.
Or, if you’re watching a football game, you could see a team’s stats beside the current game-play.
What does the future hold for technology like InAiR? Certainly, there is a usefulness to reviewing content while you’re watching television. But what is the future potential of the technology InAiR uses to enhance our viewing experience? How might 3d, layered augmented reality be used in other contexts?
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Photo Credit: SeeSpace
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