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Augmented reality used to teach sign language

Deaf Magazine is now using the technology to help to give sign lessons to its readers.

Deaf Magazine has taken a unique approach to the use of augmented reality technology, and is now using it to not only bridge the gap between the printed page and the digital world, but also to span the gap between hearing and the hearing impaired forms of communication.

This new high tech design was created by a German design group called Morphoria.

The group has now created Deaf, which is a magazine that places its focus on the German sign language community’s culture. The magazine, itself, is quite an impressive looking publication, but its potential has skyrocketed through the use of the augmented reality technology that has been worked into some of its pages.

The magazine works along with its own augmented reality app to provide readers with more information.

By working with both the print publication and the augmented reality application, the readers are able to see what is on the actual pages, but can then learn more about it through the use of their smartphones or tablets.

The team behind the magazine has pointed out that this has two layers of benefit. The first is that the deaf are able to learn some new words in sign. However, there is a second layer in which the magazine can also help people who don’t have any knowledge of sign language to be able to speak a bit of it. It can give them a start.

The response to the augmented reality experience has been a positive one, so far. Readers and tech experts, alike have appreciated the style in which it is used, as it converts something that would otherwise be static – that is, the page of the magazine – and enhances it in order to provide an improved learning experience by bringing it to life through animation.

This is the type of thing that is likely to occur at an increasing level in the print world, as time goes on. The use of augmented reality will be especially used by companies such as Daqri, which has already been using A.R. technology to enhance the experience provided by its educational applications.

Augmented reality owner’s manual app released by Audi

The auto manufacturer’s A3 now has a new mobile friendly guide for more convenient support.

Audi has just announced the release of its A3 eKurzinfo app that allows owners to use the power of augmented reality in order to obtain more information about their vehicles for maintenance, repairs, and an overall understanding of its features.

The app makes certain that a convenient copy of the owner’s manual is always available.

The augmented reality services makes it possible for drivers and passengers to avoid having to dig through the glove compartment and try to figure out where the information they require can be found within the grease dabbed print copy of the manual. Instead, a smartphone or tablet can be used along with the app to gain all of the information needed about a certain vehicle feature, or even about a light that has been illuminated on the dash display.

The app uses an augmented reality OBD2 scanner to identify over 300 elements of the vehicle.

While this service is not meant for making a diagnosis of a problem with the vehicle, it can help to identify over 300 different parts of the car and provide information about them. This is further supported with maintenance and how-to information.

The application was developed by Mataio, an augmented reality software company. It was created for Audi AG and uses both 2D and 3D tracking technology to allow the eKurzinfo app to provide a user with information about various parts of the car. To use it, the app needs to be opened, and then the smartphone or tablet camera must be aimed at the part of the vehicle to be identified or about which more information is needed.

The information provided by this augmented reality experience is designed to mirror what is available in the printed version of the manual. However, the benefit is that the application is designed to identify the applicable part on its own, which could considerably reduce the amount of reading and searching that could otherwise be required in order to pinpoint exactly what a part or issue could be. Moreover, the supporting information such as maintenance information helps to save the vehicle owner from having to Google it after having found out what it is, as it will already be provided.