Augmented Reality… Taking off like you wouldn’t believe because of the advancements in consumer-level technologies (read mobile devices). For example:
- Navigation System from Wikitude
- Mobile app (iPhone) capable realtime tracking
- Tourism assistant
- … and many others
So where are those training applications (do tell me if you know of any)… Instead of the road, you’re looking at a control panel, or a broken piece of equipment… Instead of a just a phone or mobile device, imagine it with connected goggles (wirelessly f course), with a camera and an ear piece…
You start the app, tell it what the problem is (by answering some questions), set a reference marker (visual cue on the subject, or even better, it knows already what you are looking at because of a RFID!) and let it guide you!
Wouldn’t that be cool! On your phone!
What about manufacturers? Forget about the user manual! 😉
+ A little update… found this podcast produced by “La Vitrine Technologie-Éducation”…
+ Another blog entry by Richard Nantel… Augmented Reality Apps Gaining Adoption