Nokia Announces LiveSight, An Augmented Reality Technology

Along with the announcement of HERE, the world’s first location cloud that delivers a location platform, location content and location apps across any screen and any operating system, Nokia announced a new location technology called LiveSight. LiveSight is also coming to Nokia Maps, you can watch a demo of the same in the video above.

Nokia introduced LiveSight(TM), a technology based on a highly accurate, 3D map of the world.  LiveSight(TM) provides the most precise and intuitive augmented reality experience and uses a phone’s camera viewfinder to make discovering the world as easy as lifting up a phone. Nokia City Lens, which was developed exclusively for Nokia Lumia devices, is the first application providing a LiveSight-enabled experience.

LiveSight is a collection of mechanisms:

  • 3D sight interface: buildings are detected by our collection technologies with high accuracy and feeling of depth
  • Line of sight: with the line of sight view, only POIs in sight are displayed
  • Freeze frame: save a live view to inspect the city without having to hold the camera pointed at the target
  • Building directory: click on a building to see what is inside

Also Nokia is planning to open up LiveSight technology for developers so that they can build innovative location based Augmented Reality experiences.

Read more about it here. 

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