UCL's William Steptoe manipulates websites using a head-mounted display and panels on his hands
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Prototype lets users read the web in augmented reality

A researcher at University College London has developed a prototype augmented reality system which enables users to interact with virtual objects, avatars and websites.

The system, developed by William Steptoe, uses a head-mounted display and panels fitted to the hands to insert virtual objects into the room in which you sit or stand.

In this demonstration he uses the technology to interact with objects around him and brings up tablet-like displays to get online.

The research was funded by the Beaming project.

Video journalist: Neil Bowdler

  • 30 Jan 2014
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