iPads: Apple is exploring translucent, synchronized displays for augmented reality

iPads: Apple is exploring translucent, synchronized displays for augmented reality
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Apple Insider: “Apple continues to express interest in developing affordable technologies that could in the near future deliver an easy-to-use augmented reality platform to its iOS devices like the iPad through the use of split-screen software techniques or transparent display screens, company filings reveal.

Augmented reality (AR) is a term used to describe a live direct or an indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input, such as annotations, sound or graphics presented through an information layer.

In one filing published for the first time Thursday by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and discovered by AppleInsider, Apple notes that despite strong academic and commercial interest in (AR) systems, many existing implementations are complex and expensive, making them unsuitable for general use by the average consumer.

As part of its filing, Apple proposes that iPads could feature a split screen display that can be used to display an object or subject matter such as a live video feed from the tablet’s camera on one side of the split, and computer-generated imagery identifying elements in that video feed on the second side of the split.”

More: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/07/07/apple_exploring_ipads_with_translucent_synchronized_displays_for_augmented_reality.html