Augmented reality: like on a pool table!

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"PoolLiveAid Project Snooker" is a particularly innovative Augmented Reality Billiards project. Che project uses a camera to detect the position of the balls, your hands and your stick, and then displays the calculated trajectory of the balls directly on the billiard table thanks to a projector. Demonstration.

PoolLiveAid, created by Luise Sousa, Ricardo Alves and JMF Rodigues from the University of Algarve in Portugal, is currently at the prototype stage. But no doubt it will be of interest to many beginners...

This technology consists of a hologram superimposed on the pool table to guide your shot. In the specific case of this billiard table, the technique will allow, thanks to sensors integrated on the table, a few cameras, a projector and a relatively powerful processor, to be able to visualize the directions that a ball can take depending on the way it is shot. « An algorithm has been developed that tracks and analyzes the position of the ball. It then detects the lines that meet the tip of the cue, and since the computer is directly connected to the projector that displays the trajectories on the table, everything is updated directly". declare the designers of the project.
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