NTT’s Visual SyncAR brings augmented reality to video, spices up the second screen (video)

NTT's Visual SyncAR brings augmented reality to video, spices up the second screen (video)

The second screen has largely asked that you take your eyes away from the action, even if that is to play along in real-time. Visual SyncAR, however, brings that tablet or mobile right back into the thick of things. Developed by Japan’s NTT, the platform uses digital watermarksg that presents a timecode to the app running on the second device, allowing it to display content in sync with whatever is on the primary display. In the video after the break you can see the concept being illustrated with playful examples that interact with the program, but more useful applications include the ability for users to pull up subtitles for public information videos, or overlay sign language. Naturally, there’s also a massive potential for advertisers, who we’re sure would be more than keen to embrace the technology, and ably guide you from their commercial to an online outlet or additional promo material. Especially if they’re selling a cure for all that inevitable arm ache…

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NTT forces you to pay attention during a video conference (video)

NTT figures out how to make you pay attention during a video conference

Video conferencing solved the “you talkin’ to me?” problem ages ago, when business execs first started using sophisticated telepresence suites to share moisturizing tips. The thing is, catching a person’s eye somehow has greater instinctive impact when you actually see them turn around to face you. That’s exactly the sensation that NTT engineers have tried to replicate with the MM-Space conferencing system. It’s demoed after the break by a pleasant-looking (Oil of Olay?) Japanese woman — and even though you can’t hear a word she says, the rotating, nodding translucent screen definitely lends her some extra gravitas.

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