Freaky Friday - When HUDs Go Wrong

Take a bunch of students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Let them design an AR device having access to an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a solid-state compass, and of course, to a Garmin GPS output. Let the device use a micro-projector in order to project images on a semi-transparent glass. Given all that, you will surely get a sexy augmented reality device (well, sexiness is in the eye of the beholder).

That's how it looks from the inside:

Outdoor demo from Team Wolf 2009 on Vimeo.

And that's how it looks from the viewpoint of a horrified bystander:

Personal Head-Up Display: Calibration Feature from Team Wolf 2009 on Vimeo.

They call themselves "Team Wolf" and they have uploadep a plethora of clips to Vimeo, where they detail the design and the concepts behind this project. I know, as university projects go, this one is quite successful, and there's no way I could build one myself. However, I still think they could have designed it to be more accessible to the public.


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