Just in case you thought augmented reality (AR) was all about marketing gimmicks involving mobile phones and barcodes, this example from some Finnish researchers shows how some people are thinking about other ways of applying augmented and virtual reality to business. Actually many of these ideas aren’t new but perhaps what is more interesting is that the technological barriers are falling and in easy (or very close) reach of consumers. I suspect that the only real barrier is probably the headsets! However, these experiments all pave the way for new, innovative methods for collaborating and manipulating data to come.
Hat tip to Games Alfresco.