NTT DoCoMo Object-Recognition Binoculars


NTT DoCoMo has demonstrated digital binoculars at Expo 2005 that “will recognise certain objects and details about them will appear in the eyepiece…DoCoMo hopes to use the technology in camera-equipped handsets. With particular databases of information installed, the phones could be pointed at objects of interest and used to collect information. Waved past an item in a shop, for example, it might inform users where the same thing could be bought more cheaply”. Assumedly for a fee to DoCoMo… (from Picturephoning)

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