AR sensor standard is part of input initiative
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:29 PM
An initiative to create an open-standards input for advanced peripherals could see augmented reality (AR) improved as a result.
The proposal by the Khronos Group is that a standardised way of communicating with sensors - similar in principle to the USB ports found on PCs, laptops and some home entertainment devices - should be created within the next year.
Devices capable of using it would range from mice and keyboards to more modern and specific peripherals, such as motion sensors and other controllers based on body language.
Neil Trevett, president of Khronos, says: "Input devices now range from simple keyboards, through nine-axis motion positional sensors, to depth-ranging cameras with sophisticated image processing."
A notable feature of the proposal is the ability to synchronise the input devices connected to a given system with one another.
This could ensure that AR environments coordinate all of the information available to them correctly, for the most realistic of virtual experiences.