Thursday, November 3, 2016

AR camera zones

Apply this concept to the home, office, institutions such as schools, daycare, hospital, prison, security tower or smart city.

Add interface to switch camera zones, coordinate a zoom of all views, and activate with other sensor-driven devices (lights, weapons, sounds, emergency alert) appropriate to context. 

Could also be applied to any vehicle, or drone flock. Example, train through the mountains, submarine, tank or drone moving through battle.

Could be applied to any live event, or exotic location - sporting event, concert, performance, museum, aquarium, zoo, shark cage, coral reef, mountain view, satellite system, etc.

Add surround speakers for 3D spatial sound experience.

Stitch video:

Article inspired the idea:

Microsoft's HoloLens has so far been positioned as a device for gaming. However it seems that over in the Ukraine, they believe that the technology has use in the military as well, particularly by tank commanders. Given that a tank is more or less fully sealed, it means that looking around isn't quite as easy. Usually this is achieved by mounting cameras on the vehicle with the images projected inside the tank, but with the HoloLens, it will make it easier. Created by Limpid Armor, the HoloLens-enabled helmet will be dubbed the Circular Review System. The video feeds that are gathered from the cameras outside of the tank will then be stitched together and sent to the headset, thus allowing the wearer to see around the vehicle. Not only will this allow them to have a better view, but apparently the helmet will also let the wearer tag enemy and friendly soldiers, and also designate targets and send information back to the commander.

More later:

Teachers 'Unwittingly' Spying On School Children With Surveillance Software (

An anonymous reader writes:A thousand schools across the UK are monitoring children's classroom activities through surveillance software, according to a new report released by privacy advocate group Big Brother Watch. The paper claims that schools have spent an estimated 2.5 million pound ($3.1 million USD) on monitoring solutions to keep an eye on pupils. The technology, known as 'Classroom Management Software', tracks computer usage, including pupil internet activity, browser history, and even keyboard strokes. The report found that 70% of secondary schools (PDF) in Britain have installed monitoring systems, across more than 800,000 school-owned devices and near to 1,500 privately-owned devices.