Augmented Reality Comes To Google Glass Via OpenGlass Project

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Google Glass’ destiny is surely augmented reality--wherein the user looking through Google Glass sees extra data when viewing objects such as buildings or signs--and the OpenGlass project is already pushing towards that end.

The brainchild of graduate students Brandyn White and Andrew Miller, OpenGlass is a library for Google Glass (available on GitHub), and the duo demonstrated how the spectacles can be used for augmented reality. In a video, they showed how a user could look at the Washington Monument and see how tall it is; or look at a sign and view the Spanish translation; or look at a restaurant and see if it’s closed or open, as well as how many stars it has.

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The technique involves an image captured by Google Glass being rectified and displayed over the original object. The rectification process is handled by Picarus, which the guys also created, and then an annotator adds data, which the user sees.



Obviously, both the process and the results are rudimentary and a little rough, but the idea is a great one. Let’s hope White and Miller take this concept to a more refined level as soon as possible.
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Pretty cool if you ask me. I think Google glass could make for some really cool AR games, if they are quick enough.

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ajm531 replied on Wed, Jul 17 2013 12:55 AM

Yes im already set on getting one in 2014 when this releases. I wish i could have been part of the explorer program but i coudnt have ever justified speding 1500 on a pair or glasses with a semi smartphone built in. Im looking forward the HUD of google glass evolving in to more things like this.

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ajm531 replied on Wed, Jul 17 2013 12:56 AM

yeah the idea of AR games like ingress but at next level is just awesome to think about. Also there was youtube video someone made of VR glasses where they were playing a battlefield like game and of course it was concept made by the imagination of someone but its not as far off as many probably think. The future is looking awesome.

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