Layared look

Layar is billed as the first commercially viable augmented reality service.  For Android devices, aim your camera at any location or object that’s been indexed — a fort, a bar, a train station — and information pops onto the screen, with arrows and captions and everything.  They’ve got content from Wikipedia and other sources, and claim to have 500 developers working on content and apps.  There are some great opportunities here, as we’ve said before, for people with hearing, cognitive or visual disabilities.

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One Response to Layared look

  1. Here’s an overview of the state of the augmented reality art:

    Wired: If You’re Not Seeing Data, You’re Not Seeing

    How can we ensure that these overlays will work for people who need speech output to access text? And what about those of us still coming to grips with un-augmented reality?!

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