Augmented Reality: Coming to a Device Near You

We've all seen augmented reality in the movies: A character puts on a pair of glasses and suddenly data about his surroundings appear within his field of vision. However, this technology is coming to a device near you. Senior Editor Mark Sullivan takes a look at recent developments, including BMW's project that puts repair data on the inside of glasses for mechanics, an iPhone app that uses the camera and compass to provide location-based information, a demo of an augmented reality-assisted GPS system, and the University of Washington's efforts to display data on contact lenses.

For comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.

Subscribe to the Best of PCWorld Newsletter

Comments