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New technology for back-pack wearable devices with goggles : Augmented reality

Users can strap on a backpack frame bristling with 25 pounds of antennas, batteries and computing gear and take a tour of the upper Manhattan campus.

JORDAN (Star) - An emerging technology known as "augmented reality" will allow people peering through computer-fueled goggles to overlay virtual images atop those of the real world.

For now, augmented reality- a clever amalgam of computing, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and a device that tracks a person's head movement- lives mainly in the cluttered realm of university research labs.

The systems are supposed to first determine the user's exact location and field of vision. Then, depending on the program running on the hard drive, the computer augments the scene with images' a yellow building label for the firefighter or a cafe's menu for the tourist. Researchers at Columbia University are fashioning some of the innovations.

There, users can strap on a backpack frame bristling with 25 pounds of antennas, batteries and computing gear and take a tour of the upper Manhattan campus. Instead of seeing only the university's Greek revival halls and tree-draped plazas, the computer goggles superimpose images of long-demolished Victorian buildings that housed an insane asylum predating the school. Building name tags pop up and disappear when you turn your head to gaze around the campus.

The project, created by Columbia's schools of computer science and journalism, has a more pressing purpose than mere campus orientation. When the wearer's location tells the computer to augment the scene with an image, it pops up on a pair of Sony goggles with a see-through liquid crystal computer display.

Augmented reality will allow people peering through computerized goggles to overlay virtual images atop those of the real world.


Amman,18May2002
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