Augmented Reality weather
Written by Ian Elliot   
Sunday, 26 June 2011

It never rains but it pours. This augmented reality demo from Magic Vision labs can be used to prove the point of this aphorism. But why?

I am convinced that Augmented Reality (AR) has a lot of road to travel and when it arrives at its destination it will change a lot of things.

AR is one of the most exciting areas of programming but just occasionally you have to wonder about the directions it is taking.

 

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In this case we have a AR weather simulator from Magic Vision Labs. The system is a wearable AR device that simulate different weather conditions - indoors or outdoors. The whole things sounds crazy until you see it in action - this seems to be a characteristic of many AR projects!

Feel the cold of the snow, understand how depressing rain can be...

 

        

 

Let's hope that the next step isn't into haptics... fit a sprinkler, or some freezing coils perhaps...

Does it have any serious applications?

 

You could use it as part of a bigger AR based game and it might be useful to see a property that you are thinking of buying in different weather conditions - but I think the answer is no, not really.

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