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Augmented Reality Clothing And Face Recognition

Posted by Lester Madden under Augmented Reality, Smartphones

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What do your clothes say about you? Well take a tee-shirt, twitter and create an augmented reality mashup they can apparently say quiet a lot. Imaging sitting on a train and anyone being able to see your tweets just by pointing their smartphone at you?

Yeah that would freak me out as well.

I saw this on the twittersphere last night and thought ‘what a cool idea, why didn’t anyone think of it before’.

Using a twitter/AR mashup, and putting a marker on the tee-shirt, the application is able to recognise the embedded twitter username and fetch the last tweet associated with the account. Read the full blog post here.  Pretty powerful when you think about how you can use that to present your brand.

PaperTweet3d: Augmented Reality T-shirts from squidder on Vimeo.

Squidder has promised the source code to this project so keep an eye on his blog. Fingers crossed it will be on Symbian OS.

Face recognition

Nitin proposed an interesting idea several posts ago about having an AR application that looked up a LinkedIn profile. So when you are at a conference and you meet someone you’ll know who they are and how you know them. I hate it when someone comes up to you and they are so excited to see you while you rack your brains trying to figure out who the hell they are. Nitin’s idea required some kind of face recognition software so you could point your smartphone at a person’s face, and have it recognise them and show you the relevant details.

This could be step one towards the future.

Facial recognition meets Twitter (kind of) from squidder on Vimeo.

As Squidder points out in his blog, the demo is not recognizing a specific individuals face, BUT what if?

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