menu

Android Augmented Reality App For Organizing Books [Video]

Android Augmented Reality App For Organizing Books [Video]
culture

Researchers present experimental tool designed for item tracking and inventory management in libraries.

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 april 2011

The Miami University Augmented Reality Research Group (MU ARRG!) have developed an app for Android that uses the device’s camera to scan a bookshelf and with an augmented reality overlay, identifies books that are out of place. The BookTag AR app by undergraduate research assistant Matt Hodges, advised by Professor Bo Brinkman, is useful for shelf reading and book inventory.

Spine labels on the books have QR codes that relate to individual book call number. The app reads these to check if the books are shelved correctly. A green tick appears if it’s in the right place, a red cross means it’s been shelved wrong. If you tap the screen and zoom in, it points you to where the book needs to be moved. The app also generates a list of which books have been viewed, aiding with your inventory.

The only drawbacks would be for a library with a large collection, as the special spine tags need to be added to each book, and also thin books would be difficult to tag in this way.

Professor Bo Brinkman presents the app and shows it in action using the Samsung Galaxy tablet:

MU ARRG!

[via MetaFilter]

Image by: Nett E

+#culture
+#design
+android app
+apps
+ar+
+augmented reality
+culture
+Design
+Education
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Google
+libraries
+Market Research
+samsung
+Sustainability
+technology
+USA
+Work & Business
Trending

3 Key Trends Driving The Future Of Entertainment Consumption

Augmented & Virtual Reality
TREND REPORT


NEW: ENTERTAINMENT DEBRIEF
Media in the age of omnipresent tech


DOWNLOAD NOW

PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

AI february 17, 2017
Food february 17, 2017
No search results found.