Watch: Augmented Reality on the Slopes...Israeli Startup Creates Goggles To Play Games While Skiing

Watch: Augmented Reality on the Slopes...Israeli Startup Creates Goggles To Play Games While Skiing

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Watch: Augmented Reality on the Slopes...Israeli Startup Creates Goggles To Play Games While Skiing

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The Israeli startup RideOn has created a high tech goggle (USD $630) that is kind of like PokemonGO for skiers. Among its many features are virtual objects and targets along the slope according to straitstimes.com.  CEO of RideOn Alon Getz describes the technology as:

“We take the regular sensor that are inside any cellphone and we use our augmented reality technology and computer vision technology, we take low resolution video stream from the camera and we analyze the area and where you’re going to, where you’re skiing and where you’re looking at.”

In my opinion skiing is visually stimulating enough that augmented reality goggles will only take away from the experience but certain connectivity with phone during non-skiing moments might prevent taking off gloves and fishing around for your phone. What do you think?

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