Category Archives: Ambient Informatics

Fascinating: the “Industrial Internet” – GE offering X-Prize style #innovation challenges #iot

GE Industrial Internet Quests – Innovation Challenges

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Augmented Reality: Legal, Consent, Disclosure, & Privacy Issues

Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Augmented Reality – [Mashable]

In the past year, augmented reality (AR) has moved beyond a sci-fi novelty to a credible marketing tool for brands and retailers. Tech analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that AR apps will generate close to $300 million in global revenue next year.

Visualizing global projects, people & things

If you are in the business of tracking GLOBAL projects, people & things + flow over time, then typical “Google maps”, “BI dashboards” or Gannt charts are not the only way…

See how FIFA visualizes Global Projects, Funding, and Activity on the FIFA Development Globe with a unique ‘tesselation’ of the regions – much more effective than a map-based approach of plotting info on a globe.

Augmented Reality: Lenses, Brainwaves, and the Future

Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future | TechCrunch

  • Computer Vision: “…will be used to make real-world environments computationally interactive and fun”
  • Brainwaves: “…allows the computer system to do a better job of presenting contextually aware overlays”
  • Future: “…think of kids growing up with this tech … virtual kick-me sign … AR+social permissions”

Microsoft Patent shows device similar to Google Glass

The patent describes a tool that’s designed for use in specific situations where it’ll be most relevant to a user – rather than being intended for all-day use, the way that Google seems to want to position Glass

via Microsoft Patent Shows It’s Working On A Google Glass Type Device Of Its Own | TechCrunch.