Janet Murray, professor in the School of Literature, Media and Communication was quoted in “3 Ways Augmented Reality Will Change Your View in the Future” for Inc.
Augmented reality has the potential to involve far more than catching Pikachu and checking in at fictional gyms. And while plenty of companies are working on building up that ecosystem, including Pikachu's creator, Niantic Labs, the technology has a ways to go. What's in store for these companies--as well as users of the technology--was the key question panelists pondered at an AR in Action summit panel in New York City this week.
Currently, people can connect with AR through their smartphones, headsets and smart glasses. But the future of connecting to this world may involve other senses as well. Associate Dean for research at Georgia Tech Janet Murray specifically cited touch as a key sense that's currently underutilized. She said it wasn't enough to see things through headsets like Microsoft's HoloLens. Being able to use your hands to interact with the AR, however, would be transformative.
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