A new start up company, Meta, wants to offer a mediated reality, one where objects both real and virtual interact seamlessly.
Daniel Bennett in FOCUS, Science and Technology, states that "the Meta Space Glasses present virtual objects in the real world and let you interact with them, helping you sculpt a virtual vase with your hands, for example. From there you can 'carry' it over to your 3D printer where it'll be printed, giving you a physical version of your digital model."
Meta has already demonstrated all the vital ingredients exist to make these specs. Bennett points out that the ingredients are: "a kinect sensor and processor mounted on top of the frame detects objects in the real world, like your hands or sheets of paper, and then tracks their location and distance from you....while the tiny projectors mounted on the arms of the SpaceGlasses throw virtual images onto the lens."
Google Glass may have competition. Meta hopes to have people wearing these unusual spectacles, SpaceGlasses, by 2014.
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