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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Augmenting City Visits

From the CACM: Augmented Reality Brings Movie Magic to City Visits:

" ... Using a combination of personalized location-based services and augmented reality, in which multimedia content is superimposed and merged with real-time images, a team of European researchers and city authorities has created a device to bring a little movie magic to city visits by tourists, cinema lovers, inquisitive local residents and film professionals.

The device, which resembles a pair of binoculars with an integrated camera and LCD screen, was tested in San Sebastián, Spain, and Venice, Italy, and is continuing to be developed with a view to creating a commercial product. It uses a hybrid tracking system to provide location-based information, and cities' wireless communications networks to download and share multimedia content ... '

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