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Augmented reality and a smartphone. Maybe a next big thing, maybe a step in the wrong direction. Who knows.
The Augmented reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. [source – Wikipedia.org]
The Aryzon can use the set of lenses, cardboard, and a smartphone camera to create headset which can place virtual content projected from the smartphone screen within their own environment. The Aryzon headset is specially designed to be as cost-effective as possible. Thanks to the low price the developer want to introduce the augmented reality more people and boost its widespread use in everyday settings.
Aryzon uses the power of your smartphone to provide the augmented reality experience. The fusion of sensor data and your camera allows the software to accurately perceive and track your surroundings. The camera of your smartphone will recognize and track the provided radial target image, creating a link between the holographic image and the target image. The stereo image on the display is brought into focus before your eyes via a mirror, lightweight stereoscopic lenses, and combiner glass. This creates a vivid 3D holographic image which can be viewed from any angle.
The Aryzon headset is made from everyday materials, to keep the price low. After a purchase, you need to assemble the headset yourself. A truly DIY style headset. But don´t worry. The official Aryzon app and the included tutorials will help you with the process a lot.
The free app of Aryzon allows for the viewing of your own 3D CAD models in augmented reality. The app makes it possible to view any CAD models in true 3 dimensions, to scale, and in the real context of your own environment.
The Aryzon AR headset is a pretty cool, an interesting technology, hopefully, will become in the future something suitable for our needs. If you wish to reserve yourself an Aryzon AR viewer, you can pledge at least $30. It’s estimated to ship in September.
All images via Aryzon/Kickstarter