AnyTouch, a tactile objects prototype. New innovations in motion sensing technology by Digitas Labs Paris and Ayotle. I think the tech behind the Leap is ahead of the game here with its product close to consumer ready (I’ve got one pre-ordered).
Arqball Spin on Kickstarter. An app that creates photorealistic 3D models with your iPhone with the help of a rotating platforms. They’re now on kickstarter looking to fund production of their platforms. I’ve jumped on board with an $85 pledge. First time I’ve made a pledge, feels good to help reward someones ingenuity (for stuff of course).
This is a pretty amazing application of physical toys with AR. Although it’s still a shame that you have to hold up a tablet or phone to view it. Maybe if Google’s Goggles turn out to be real, that could change..
“Using Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality platform, and the camera from a tablet or smartphone running the app, the user (hopefully your kids) can bring scenes to life. We saw Bert and Ernie enjoying some tunes after a jukebox was placed in the room. We also had the ability to turn the disco lights on and play music. Other accessories included a toilet and car.”
Sesame Street Augmented Reality Dolls Take AR to the Next Level (by minipcpro)