2016 – See like a Terminator – Augmented Reality with Oculus Rift – Martin Förtsch & Thomas Endres

What if your navigation system could display the direction in your field of view? What if face detection could help you identify the people standing in front of you? Due to the rapid development of Virtual Reality (VR) and Head Mounted Displays (HMD) within the last few years this vision could soon become reality. Using the Oculus Rift DK2 the maker team of TNG Technology Consulting GmbH developed several applications enriching the reality of the viewer with useful additional information deducted from his environment. In contradiction to the standard use case of an Oculus Rift the user will not be moved into a virtual world. He will still see his normal field of view. This is possible by attaching two cameras to the front of the Oculus Rift DK2. This stereoscopic video can the be enriched with e.g. data for face recognition and identification, but also emotion detection, distance measuring and so on. Within this talk we will introduce you into the world of Augmented Reality. The developers will give an insight into the program from capturing the video signals up to displaying it on the VR display. We will also show you a brief overview of historical devices and many different fields of application as well.

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