ARCADE was designed to give live augmented reality presentation over video. The software generates 3D content in space around the presenter allowing him/her to use natural gestures to convey information to their audience. No post processing is involved which makes this the perfect solution for live presentations.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.
This latest hack in AR goodness brings us back to a time when primordial ooze was all the rage. Watch as creatures are born right in front of your very eyes that move around freely, only bound to their environmental constraints.
Creatures come in all forms ranging from spiders, beetles and snails through ammonites and trilobites to sharks and dinosaurs, all inhabiting a Mixed Reality ecosystem.
Some real cool AR stuff has been coming out recently. Kinected for instance is just one of the more recent projects to join the list of growing Kinect Augmented Reality development scene. This latest one brings me back to those good old NES days. I would jam this Micromachines game with my neighbour all the time. The race tracks were set up in environments like a kitchen or pool table and it was just so much fun.