I’m trying to implement an “hybrid” image tracker. This technique has the objective to detect certain type of images to enable augmented reality. Here are early results!
What’s an Hybrid Image?
An “hybrid image” – also called “framed image” – is an image that is framed with a predefined geometric shapes. The term “hybrid” is here to indicate that the tracking acts between marker tracking and natural image tracking principles. Most of the time, the “frame” is constructed using a black rectangle, but it could be rectangles, circles, in fact every shape that is easy to track.
Here are some sample i used:
I worked on an algorithm that uses the black frame to ease the recognition of up-to-500 hybrid images. Here is the result:
- AR String – not the string you though about – the company provides a quite robust “hybrid tracking” technology: http://www.poweredbystring.com/