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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

“Tricorder” Prototype

I called it that. The folks who developed the software call it ‘Real Space See-through Mobile.’ It’s just a prototype and comes from KDDI’s R&D laboratory and Tokyo University and it being shown off this week at CEATEC in Japan this week. Here’s what it is supposed to do:

Three acceleration sensors combine with a similar number of geomagnetic sensors and a GPS chip to work out exactly where the phone is and in what direction it’s pointing.

Using some sort of digital voodoo, the software then uses OpenGL to draw on the screen what it has ‘sensed’ is in the immediate surroundings.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 10/01 at 07:22 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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