Soon, point your smartphone to any picture and it will come alive!April 20th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Newspaper pictures that came alive in the fictional world of ‘Harry Potter’ will soon be a reality - thanks to ground-breaking British technology.
Software company Autonomy has developed a vision recognition system for smartphones and tablet computers that embeds pictures and videos on top of real-life objects.
Pointing the latest iPhone running the app at a poster of the animated film ‘Despicable Me’, could play a trailer of the movie and send 3D characters jumping into the landscape.
So pointing your phone at a sports page could replay goals from the previous night’s football match.
The software is a stripped down version of the company’s IDOL pattern recogniser normally used to search corporate databases to find patterns of behaviour.
Combined with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 or powerful Android phone it can recognise a database of up to half a million objects.
“We’ve been working on this technology for last 10 years,” the Daily Mail quoted Autonomy chief executive Mike Lynch as saying.
“Then in the last year we decided to adapt it for the phone. We believe there will be a big change in how we use our mobiles.
“We will use the phone to interact more with the world around us through visual browsing. It will open up a whole new way of using information,” he said.
Autonomy said the Aurasma software would appear in the first mobile app next month. (ANI)
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