— AlexiaKay

Object Augmentation

Object Scanning

I was really interested to explore object recognition for this project so I used the object recognition android app to scan a few objects. At first, I was really interested to explore the idea of augmenting different types of food and creating negative or positive environments around them depending on the type of food (junk, healthy etc.) in order to encourage kids to eat healthy. I have always been interested in this idea of how just like sounds can alter our perception of taste maybe in the not so distant future with AR we could be triggering our sense of sight and we could be eating one thing, while perceiving it to be eating another. I think that this could have a huge impact and make a positive impact on eating disorders.

Object Recognition Trial

I first started my attempt by scanning a burger. It seemed like the app was working great and was scanning the burger but once I imported it in Unity and tried testing it, it wasn’t working.

I then tried another object that was more rigid and had a more complex geometry. I looked at some tutorials where they were using toys for object recognition so i tried scanning a toy. This time it seemed like the app was having trouble scanning the object in the first place so I couldn’t even export it and bring it into Unity.

 

My final attempt was scanning a different toy I had and it finally worked!

 

Future of Shopping

Another idea I tried out this week was creating a “future shopping” experience. I always wanted to have an app that could easily scan different pieces of clothing and tell me what the size or price of the t-shirt or dress I am looking at is instead of me having to look for the label every time. I believe there are a lot of valuable information (i.e discount info, price, size, wash and care labels) regarding different pieces of clothing in a store that could be projected while people are looking through the clothes that could make a shopping experience much more attractive and faster.

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