Fujitsu's augmented reality gloves and more (photos)
Here at Mobile World Congress, Fujitsu showed off some augmented reality-enabled glasses and gloves. Fancy!
BARCELONA, Spain -- We popped over to Fujitsu's booth at Mobile World Congress in sunny Spain to check out its augmented reality-equipped gloves and glasses, along with a cool motion tracking projector and more.
First up though, Rich Trenholm goes behind the wheel of some of Fujitsu's new car tech -- and loves it.
They have screens built in that show you the scene in front of you with digital information overlaid on top. It's designed for business use mostly -- oil workers for example can use the specs to see information about which pipeline to bash with a wrench or access digital manuals.
This man introduced Rich to his finger -- there's a glove on it that allows him to write numbers in the air or confirm details about a project using various gestures, which will be sent back to head office instantly. With no writing or even emailing involved, Fujitsu hopes this glove will really speed up tasks.
Already accomplished at pointing at things, this demo came naturally to Rich. The glasses would tell a technician exactly which component needs adjusting, while the gloves allow him to confirm quickly that all tests had been done.
Rich showing off his crazy pointing skills again. Have some modesty, man. This time he's pointing at a tablet that has an advanced form of haptic feedback. It's designed to vibrate in certain areas more strongly in order to give an impression of texture to your fingers.