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access_time May 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM in Features by unlimitedlives

OutRun Arcade Cabinet Turned Into Augmented Reality Driving Simulator.

Garnet Hertz, a Research Scientist in Informatics has created an old arcade cabinet of OutRun into an Augmented Reality driving machine. His project was to develop an old arcade game that can actually drive from looking ahead and creating real life roads into a video game magic from the 80’s.

The Project sees itself being implemented in therapies for those who are disabled in electric chairs or for people who are quadriplegic. In the video, Research Director Walt Scacchi says that patients may be able to take advantage of this technology if they can get it embodied in the form of a powered wheelchair. Besides having this technology used for helping people, I think I could see this being put into future cars and having some sort of game run off the windshield.

Think about it for a second, most mobile apps right now are giving you points and badges for checking into places (FourSquare), and that idea can be used somehow with driving around but then again, it’ll just cause more accidents.



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