A kind of “X-ray eyes” will help find lost things in the apartment and in the warehouse, researchers from MIT say.
A unique system developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is called X-AR, writes New Atlas. It is based on the Microsoft HoloLens virtual reality helmet, which is guided by RFID tags.
The headset serves as a reader that, using a loop antenna, sends and receives radio signals to RFID tags at a distance of 3 m. That is, the search for the necessary objects that are not visible or located in another room turns into a kind of hot-cold game. Curiously, the antenna signal is able to “pierce” solid surfaces, which means that objects located behind the wall will not hide from the user.
X-AR system based on Microsoft HoloLens
Receiving a radio signal from RFID tags, the X-AR system triangulates the location of objects, and the user focuses on the transparent sphere that he sees on the display. She points to the location of the desired thing.
X-AR triangulates the location of items using RFID tags
Scientists have successfully tested and found that, for example, in a cluttered warehouse, the system made it possible to find the right product in 98.9% of cases. Even when the item was stored in one of the boxes, the system still managed to be 91.9% accurate.
The development of scientists allowed in 98.9% of cases to find the right product
Now scientists are working to increase the range of the gadget so that it can find objects located at a distance greater than 3 m. To do this, they want to use a network of X-AR headsets that will “communicate” with each other.
X-AR system in action
According to the researchers, their development can be useful not only in large warehouses, where the efficiency of logistics is important, but also in large industries, and even at home, because how many times each of us tried to find an important thing among various rubbish, losing precious time.
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