Augmented reality (sometimes referred to as Mixed Reality) will likely get a boost from Canon’s vision for the future of imaging. The following is an excerpt from an announcement about Canon’s upcoming EXPO in NY.
Canon EXPO 2010 New York will feature the “Imaging for Tomorrow” exhibit
showcasing new technologies that will enhance people’s lives and offers a
preview of Canon’s vision for the future of imaging. Capitalizing on the
significant developments in display technology and cameras, the exhibit will
include Canon’s mixed-reality initiative, which uses computers to combine the
real and virtual worlds in real-time, creating a visual experience in which
users can not only “see” images in a visual space, but also control and create
them. Canon’s Mixed Reality system utilizes a head-mounted display with built-in
cameras and a computer that processes video to blend real and virtual realities.