Augmented Reality for work and play: From Star Wars to IoT

The force is strong with #AR! Check out how AR is immersing users in new ways:

  • Disney’s recent D23 Expo showed Disney fanatics all the new things happening in the world of “The Mouse”—in particular, Lenovo and Lucasfilm announced a new augmented reality game called Jedi Challenges.
  • TechCrunch reports how the AR headset and accompanying lightsaber controller allows players to jump into the Star Wars realm as a Jedi.
  • Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index forecasts that global Augmented Reality traffic will increase 7-fold between 2016 and 2021, with players using 20 petabytes per month globally in 2021.
  • Yosun Chang, hacker-in-residence for AReality3D, presented to DevNet Create attendees about how to build AR for the Internet of Things—specifically, interfaces that allow users to interact with reality in very intuitive ways.
  • By pairing her Augmented Reality app with self-learning thermostat Nest, Chang was able to walk through a house and see the temperatures of things through her interface.

AR has it all; from the fun of becoming a Jedi to the necessities of home temperature control.

@Cisco: The force is strong with #AR! Check out how AR is immersing users in new ways:

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Augmented Reality for work and play: From Star Wars to IoT

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