Augmented Reality: Empowering Industry 4.0

Augmented Reality: for some it’s science fiction. But those in the know have been using it for years to reduce faults, increase efficiency, and improve their bottom line. Companies like Boeing, DAF, and DHL rely on augmented reality to keep their processes running smoothly. If you want to know how to make your company leaner, [...]

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HowTo: Make your own AR App

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

Do you want to know how to make your own Augmented Reality apps? Then this is the article for you! Of course, I won’t share all our secrets, but after reading this you’ll be on your way to making fresh AR experiences. This how-to will be an introduction to setting up Unity3D and Vuforia and [...]

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The new worker: bridging knowledge and action with augmented reality.

Categories:General

At TWNKLS we believe that knowledge is the most valuable good we produce. This is especially true in the complex automotive field. Factory workers use their knowledge to build your car, salesmen make information sparkle in order to sell you that car, you’ve had to learn a whole lot of it to even be legally [...]

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Dutch police use augmented reality to investigate crime scenes

Categories:General

You’re the first police officer to arrive at the scene: a suspected ecstasy lab. There’s drug paraphernalia everywhere, but which piece of evidence could be most helpful for your investigation? Then, a massive virtual arrow appears, pointing out a bottle of chemicals, accompanied by a note saying: “Bag this please”. Dutch police are trialling an [...]

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Developing for Hololens

TWNKLS is always pushing the envelope when it comes to Augmented Reality Development and solutions. Thus when the Microsoft Hololens was released we couldn’t sit back and watch it unfold into one of the leading AR development platforms in the market. The main question we quickly asked ourselves was “What does it take to develop [...]

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HowTo: Using C++ in Objective-C

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

When developing for iOS, a developer might sometimes need to go from Objective-C to C++ and from C++ to Objective-C again. For example when you have a library in C++ which you want to use inside your Objective-C project. Both languages are derivatives from C but are somewhat a pain in the bottom to combine. [...]

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Standalone or Wide field-of-view HMD? (HoloLens vs. Meta2)

Categories:General, Technology

July 1, 2016 - Dr.ir. Dragos Datcu, Principal Researcher Augmented Reality Up to date, two of the most promising Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for Augmented Reality (AR), are Microsoft HoloLens and Meta2. The two (still experimental) optical see-through HMDs have similar appearance and (presumably also similar weights – no full specs available). Several technical characteristics of the [...]

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HowTo: native Android plugins for Unity3D

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

This article is part 2 of the series on Creating native mobile plugins, you can find part 1 here. In the previous part we talked about the way to create, code and implement a Unity3D native plugin for iOS. This time we will be covering the Android platform and creating a native Unity3D plugin for [...]

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HowTo: native iOS plugins for Unity3D

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

Here at TWNKLS, we are used to develop in many different programming languages and platforms. One of the platforms we use a lot is Unity3D. When developing a new mobile application, we would often see a need for custom mobile logic that Unity3D does not support out of the box. Actions like taking a picture [...]

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Getting Smart 2015

Categories:Conferences

The Rotterdam Science Tower was the backdrop for the 2015 Getting Smart event. The event combined key industry players with tech firms and their services. Featuring inspirational sessions on Smart Education, Smart Security, Smart Technology and Smart Innovators, the event featured speakers such as former prime minister Balkenende and the Rifkin organization. The broad range [...]

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