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Wikipedia’s definition of augmented reality (AR) includes terms like “sensory modalities” and “somatosensory”, but don’t let that terminology intimidate you. AR development really boils down to a few building blocks like real-time video capture, rendering, sensors, some form of input, and code to tie it together.
In many industrial settings, determining the current health of assets still involves a technician putting their ear to a machine to detect any ominous sound deviations. What they hear may indicate something has gone wrong, or worse, they hear silence, conveying that the equipment has completely failed. This is considered a reactive maintenance model.
Today at Microsoft Build 2022, Qualcomm Technologies is announcing that we are opening up our industry-leading Qualcomm AI Engine for Windows developers with the Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for Windows. In addition, Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft are announcing Project Volterra, a new Windows Developer Kit powered by the Snapdragon Compute Platform.
There’s never a dull moment in the life of an embedded developer. They develop for different types of platforms with all sorts of software stacks, often on different OSs with vastly different architectures.
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