Augmented Reality Classification

We are exploding the Augmented Reality tech stack.

Our objectives are to build knowledge and identify technologies that could become game changers in the human computer interaction.

*📹 Input capture: Data is the raw source of everything in this world. To enable alternative realities experiences, we need to capture it. Input sources can be anything: visual, sounds, touch, cognitive, gravity, balance, movement… You need all kind of sensors to capture these inputs. These sensors can be embedded in your main AR device or externals.

*⚙️ Input processing: Understand what the input is made of, the type of source, and categorizes the data. To put it simply, it put the data in nice and clear boxes so the computer can make something with it.

*🤖 Computer vision (Interaction intelligence?): This is when the fun start. The computer will recognize the inputs and tell you (or its computer buddy) what it, and what it is doing. This how you know if it’s a hot dog or not a hot dog.

*🤓 Interaction engine: All these data are doing something. Here, the computer will make sense of the situation. It will connect the different data sources to define the nature of the interaction and make predictions toward what this is going to happen. This is how your car will anticipate that kid crossing the road (and avoid hitting him).

🔮 Virtual modeling: It will create the scenarios and the outputs.

🕹 Application interface: If their is an application connected to the experience, meaning that users actions are required, this will trigger the process. ARKit and ARCore enable anyone to connect applications on their platform. They will enable the creation of an app ecosystem for the alternative realities.

📱 Application engine: It runs the application and connect it to the technologies in use. ARKit and ARCore give infrastructures to anyone to build applications.

📽 Display: This is when you actually live your AR experience. The display can be internal or external, it can private or shared. In the case of visual AR it can be a projection (like holograms) or an overlay display in front of your eyes and even within your eyes.

*Computer vision

**We are still thinking about a good name… 🤔

We are currently analyzing hundreds of companies and their technologies to create an unique industry mapping.

Let us know what do you think about this classification and help us making it even better. 😉