AR-e you get­ting enough au­dio in­for­ma­tion? $TBC | DEVEL­OPER.BOSE.COM/BOSE-AR

APC Australia - - Gadgets -

While AR is gen­er­ally thought of as a visual in­for­ma­tion sys­tem, sound can also be an ef­fec­tive way to aug­ment re­al­ity. At this year’s South by South­west fes­ti­val in Austin, Texas, au­dio com­pany Bose made a sur­prise an­nounce­ment for a pro­to­type pair of AR sun­glasses that’ll give you con­tex­tu­ally-rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion us­ing a pair of speak­ers on the arms of the glasses. Demon­stra­tions showed a per­son wear­ing the glasses get­ting in­for­ma­tion about a restau­rant’s menu, seat­ing ca­pac­ity, wait-time, am­biance and user re­views — and all they had to do was look at the restau­rant and tap the head­set. Bose has com­mit­ted a US$50 mil­lion prize pool to en­cour­age de­vel­op­ers to in­te­grate apps into the au­di­tory AR sys­tem.

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