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Korean designers create head-mounted display with augmented reality

Korean researchers have developed a hands-free head-mounted display with augmented reality support - showing a glimpse of what the future holds.

Published Tue, Feb 18 2014 4:28 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) hope to push the augmented reality and wearable electronics market to the next level with its K-Glass product. The device is a hand-mounted display and if the wearer walks up to a restaurant, the daily menu and 3D images of food are displayed.

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Based on sound, video, graphics, and GPS, K-Glass users suddenly are thrust into an interactive and live virtual environment.

"HMDs will become the next mobile device, eventually taking over smartphones," said Hoi-Jun Yoo, KAIST Professor of Electrical Engineering, in a statement. "Their markets have been growing fast, and it's really a matter of time before mobile users will eventually embrace an optical see-through HMD as part of their daily use. Through augmented reality, we will have richer, deeper, and more powerful reality in all aspects of our life from education, business, and entertainment to art and culture."

There is a significant amount of interest in augmented reality, though consumers are still patiently waiting to see how the hardware and software apps continue to develop.

NEWS SOURCE:eurekalert.org

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