Shopping concept uses Augmented Reality glasses and a Windows Phone

It seems students are starting to pick up Windows Phones in droves, as this latest student project again uses a Windows Phone as part of a re-imagined shopping experience.

Created by 4 students, Katie Yau, Shima Reza-Zadeh, William Wong and Frankie Ng from the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at the Simon Fraser University , the aim is to target the increasing trend towards online shopping.

It will no longer be necessary for users to station themselves at home, but scan items that interests them while on the streets through augmented reality glasses to retrieves product information. It also allows users to try on scanned products virtually. Products can be purchased on the spot without security concerns as personal information is obtained through optical scans.

Of course the concept uses technology which is not yet available, but at the pace at which things are advancing these days, it could very well be in a year or two, and hopefully it will also find its way into a Windows Phone along the way also.

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