In five, six years it will be common for tourists to use special glasses when visiting foreign metropolises to provide additional information about where they are currently, including pictures, schemes, or videos. This is convinced Jiří Žára of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The so-called augumented reality, he says, will soon be applied in education as well as in many other areas; and perhaps even in election campaigns.
“I think the augumented reality can have a bigger future than a virtual reality, because it takes our real world and just adds information, which means it’s richer in information,” says Žára about a technology that combines elements of the virtual world with reality.
To illustrate well, the augumented reality can be found in Pokémon Go, which has become a global hit. Players use a mobile phone with a camera turned on to capture their real surroundings. In it, the authors of the game through the mobile phone put in virtual characters from the cult TV series.
“Whenever we want to add some information to the existing world or things in it, the augumented reality is right,” says Žára. “You might want to visit a city and you will want to learn more about it and its history, and devices with augumented reality, such as a cell phone or special glasses, can help you by adding text, sound or graphics to what you see , “describes one of the possible applications.
In order for the vision of special glasses, which are projected to supplementary information, to become a regular part of our everyday life, according to Professor ČVUT, it takes several years. “At present, technology is needed at 70-80 percent,” says Žára, who says it needs to improve performance, design and battery performance. Žára, who recently performed at an innovation festival at the Czech Embassy in Berlin, expects the price of such glasses to be around 500 USD in the future and will be comparable to the price of smart mobile phones.
“I see great potential in the use of the augumented reality in education, by introducing a textbook of biology, chemistry, or geography that a student normally scrolls in. If he wore special glasses, the illustrations will start to appear and he will see them in three dimensional ways manipulate, “depicts his idea of the near future of Žára. Suddenly, “in front of” will have a three-dimensional human heart or a model of a car that will be able to grow or shrink and calmly enter and enter it. Such options make it easier for students to learn.
However, an augumented reality may find its application even in areas that so many people may not. Žára can thus imagine electoral billboards where potential voters through a cell phone or AR glasses will see a three dimensional video policy that promises or offers them something. If such billboards were really too many, however, Žára has a simple solution. “In the end, nothing prevents a man from taking off his glasses when he does not like it,” he concludes.