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Brief Published: 15 Feb 2012

Augmented Reality Adventure


Canadian technology firm Recon Instruments has created MOD – a piece of kit which turns ski slopes into an augmented reality adventure.

The MOD display snap-fits onto ski goggles, allowing skiers to see the height of their last jump, distance travelled, speed, location, and even where your fellow skiers are located. The android-based device can be connected to a smartphone so the user can also look at maps, answer calls, and even read text messages via their goggles.

As explained in the Digital Fitness & Gaming report, mobile internet connectivity has led to rapid developments in personal fitness technologies. Digital devices are increasingly being used to connect to communities. With fitness, having a greater connection means people are more motivated, and the health benefit is reinforced. However, there are potential hazards which Stylus highlights in the If Conference report.

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