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Canon Steps Into Augmented Reality with Mixed Reality System
Sometime in July, Canon is set to release the Mixed Reality, a system that puts a user into an interactive environment where physical and virtual objects combine. Canon has realized this concept by employing a special head-mount display and software for position alignment. Leveraging on Canon’s expertise in the field of imaging, the Mixed Reality system makes use of a stereo camera coupled with a high-precision and high-speed image processing mechanism. Utilizing a special type of lens called free-curve prism, the system aligns the optical axes of the camera with those of the light penetrating the eye. Hence, the user sees objects as if they were viewed with the naked eye. Canon will initially offer the Mixed Reality to industrial sectors such as automotive, where the system is expected to facilitate in hastening designing and planning procedures.
Source: Akihabara News