Amazon Wants To Beam Augmented Reality Into Your Living Room
Recent patents awarded to Amazon show a way of bringing this technology into the living room. Unlike many others efforts in AR, it looks like Amazon doesn’t want to rely on any sort of headgear. One patent describes a way of using light beams to display AR scenes in a room and to track what’s going on in an environment. The patent describes it as such: “A room equipped with computerized projection and imaging systems that enable presentation of images on various objects within the room to facilitate user interaction with the images and/or objects.”
Another patent describes a way of tracking objects in an environment for interacting with the computer through gesture. This would allow a user to have control of the AR scene through body gestures.
Jeff Bezos has shown some interest in augmented reality, which was featured most recently on the company’s failed Fire Phone. According to one Lab 126 engineer FORBES talked to, the phone project was originally supposed to have more augmented reality features than it launched with.
An Amazon spokesperson could not be reached for immediate response.