What

neARtracker “unfolds” a smartphone into both a near-surface Augmented Reality browser and a tangible UI element on any physical surface – like a table or printed paper.

How

A sensor enables any smartphone/tablet to track position and orientation in real time on printable physical surfaces.

Why

We share the vision of future rooms as pervasive displays: you can place and browse digital content onto the surface of just about any physical object, play games in a truly social way on a bar table or explore augmented printed content.  This is already achievable with neARtracker: it combines the power and ease of use of a smartphone with the immersive-ness of spatial AR. Check our videos below.

 

Applications

Story telling: “It’s simple, Grandma”

Unfold your phone: collaborative tangible AR pic sharing:

Unfold your phone: tangible AR games:

On-surface physical+digital fusion – print meets digital

 

 

 

Sensor

neARtracker relies on a low-cost sensor that enables any smartphone/tablet to track position and orientation in real time on printable physical surfaces: tables, walls or plain paper. Position sensing works as follows:

  • the neARtracker sensor is attached to the smartphone camera
  • the device is placed on a surface with printed markers purposefully developed for real-time tracking (typically 25-30 fps), ease of printing and almost-invisibility – the latter requirement is for enabling projection on the surface.
  • a mobile app is using our tracking software/API to receive position/orientation

 

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Contact

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Dr. Liviu Coconu

CTO & Founder

email: liviuc@neartracker.com