Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Google Glass with iBeacons - the Killer App for Retail

Enter the new-age of personalized shopping with customer-service at its best. Sarah, the sales assistant, knows that I am in the store and exactly what I'm interested in purchasing. My Facebook profile picture is displayed in Sarah's Google Glass. She recognizes me immediately. As we walk over to the skis, Sarah checks Glass for the product highlights. She quickly finds the skis and with the product content in front of her, she's fully briefed and ready to provide the informed and connected customer service I have come to expect.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Google Project Tango & Paracosm Indoor 3D Mapping

Check out this demo by Paracosm of the Google ATAP Labs Project Tango phones. Paracosm and Google Labs have been working side by side to create the technology to make collaborative scanning possible. The Tango sensor uses IR structured light as a component of it's depth sensor. Paracosm doesn't manufacture its own 3D sensors, instead they have built the capability to build 3D models of large spaces using a variety of depth sensing devices. Paracosm is hardware agnostic, able to scan interior spaces using Project Tango, Primesense's and Asus's, and other experimental devices.

Paracosm replaces expensive and complex 3D surveying technology (e.g., Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution, see more here). Read more in our Indoor 3D Mapping report here.