The Virtual & Augmented Reality Core (V ARC) supplies state-of-the-art augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) hardware for neuroscientists and social scientists to do psychology or social science experiments in the lab. V ARC’s five years of experience in hardware and software development has enabled us to build a system that is easy to use, meets the needs of researchers, and lets them get the most from their experiments. We have built three main components into our hardware and now we are developing two more. Our goal is to provide a platform that researchers can use to build their own augmented reality systems or digital content applications that they can then share with their colleagues.
The first component is our augmented reality viewer. It is comprised of a collection of high quality mobile augmented reality cameras. These cameras allow us to capture virtual objects in our real world environment. We have also developed a user interface which makes it easy to operate our augmented camera viewer. Our second component is our augmented reality manipulation system.
Our second component is a collection of powerful computer-generated augmented reality software tools. The way in which you interact with these augmented reality tools will depend on the type of tool you are using. Some of these tools allow you to simply place your hands on the virtual objects in the real world and manipulate them. Other augmented reality manipulation systems let you view a scene through the eyes of a character in the computer-generated world. There are also other tools that allow you to see a scene through a character’s mouth.
You may be asking, “What does the computer-generated image do?” The answer is simple. When you are interacting with an augmented reality object, such as a heart rate monitor or a computer display, what you are feeling is computer-generated. The computer generates your feelings and then displays them in the virtual environment. This is why it is so realistic: It is almost as if you are in the real world!
But how can you make augmented reality work for you? First, you must learn how to use your computer to create an augmented reality environment. Second, you must become familiar with how the mind works and how it perceives the real world around it. Third, you need to have the ability to move quickly and with accurate timing. In other words, you must learn to be an expert at using your body in the virtual space and the real world. By following these steps, you can experience augmented reality in a whole new way.
With any augmented reality system, you begin by projecting the scene of the scene through the eye (or other form of sight) of your computer display. When you view the scene, you see a representation of the virtual objects in the real-time environment through your own eyes. The object is “seen” from a perspective that is accelerated or real-time, through your computer display lens. If the objects are moving, they are also displayed in the computer in their motion relative to you.
The next step is to move within the scene. By using your eye, you can look around and see things not your eyes can see. You can move about and examine objects that your physical eyes cannot, because your virtual information is accelerated into your computer-generated image in your eye. This is why you may not be able to touch an object physically; the virtual information has created a shape that your hands cannot reach. With this form of interaction, you are moving in the digital information environment around you, within the virtual world.
In order to create a successful augmented reality system, it is important to keep the following factors in mind: You must have clear goals; you must have clear instructions on the proper use of your system; you must learn how to navigate and operate your augmented reality system; and you must be trained to interact with and understand the computer-generated virtual images your system produces. You need a very solid understanding of graphics and how to create them, along with an intuitive understanding of how to use your digital information environment, and how to navigate it. Computer graphics and interaction go hand in hand. The interaction creates the virtual reality that you desire. With these tips, you can build your own augmented reality system that will let you experience the physical world through the use of your computer screen.