AR setup shoots to improve your pool game

A projector system for pool tables analyzes the table, and the position of the balls and cue, to help players make the best shot possible.

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia

Want to learn how to win at pool and have your friends owe you pitchers of beer? Luis Sousa, Ricardo Alves, and JMF Rodrigues from the University of Algarve in Portugal have designed a solution that could have you sharking before you flash your toothy grin.

PoolLiveAid employs a ceiling-mounted camera hanging above the pool table that reads several different factors that will affect the angle of the shot: the position of the player, pool cue, table, and balls. It then calculates where your shot is likely to end up, mapping it onto the table with lasers.

Read more of "Never lose at pool again" at CNET Australia.


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