Augmented reality business card

Embedded above is a neat augmented reality business card by ActionScript developer [James Alliban]. After seeing “the most impressive business card you will ever see“, he was inspired to update his own business card. His new card has a fiduciary marker on the backside and directs you to his site. A flash app on the site displays a video where he tells you more about himself. The 3D grid of planes in the video varies in depth based on the brightness of the section. He has a few more AR and tracking demos on Vimeo.

Updated: While we’re talking augmented reality, it’s worth checking out the tech behind ESPN’s baseball tracker that uses doppler radar.

Related: Augmented reality in Flash

[via Josh Spear]

20 thoughts on “Augmented reality business card

  1. well if someone hands you a card like this but you know tells you about their past bussiness acheavements, will you throw it away or not?

  2. this is the first time I’ve said “this doesn’t belong here” but really, this belongs on createdigitalmotion.com not hackaday.

    Unless this is considered “hacking the m4tr1x”
    …then it’s ok.

  3. What would be even better if the image was encoded as a 2D bar code matrix on the card. Show the card to the camera, the machine reads the bar code and decompresses the image. This image is then augmented onto the card as shown above. Of course this would be limited to a single still images. Doesn’t have to be images either, one could encode 3D geometry instead, or a web url to stream the images for augmentation.

  4. Camera is out of focus. Cant see jack in thie video, and how is this a hack?

    Perhaps its time I order my ICs and get something on here, then.

  5. this is the first time I’ve said “this doesn’t belong here” but really, this belongs on createdigitalmotion.com not hackaday.

    Unless this is considered “hacking the m4tr1x”
    …then it’s ok.

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