Congrats GClue on AR Geiger Counter A3 Together Award. We had Sasaki-san speak at MobileMonday in June: http://bit.ly/rshsrQ
It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy – see Hack4Japan .PDF at MoMo Tokyo – Cheers! [Eds]
“AR GeigerCounter” is an application which connects an Android smart phone with the Geiger counter which measures the intensity of radiation by USB, applies AR (extended reality) and displays a measurement value.Even if it sees a numerical value, it is hard to understand the Geiger counter of “marketing intuitively.I wanted to express “a thing with what [ dangerous ]” visually.” GClue, Inc. representative director, Mr. Akira Sasaki, who is the author tells in this way.
When an application is started, the scenery through a camera is in sight.The scenery will become redder and redder if a dose of radiation goes up.Moreover, a dose of radiation is equipped also with the function which displays the distance from the ground although measurement in a height of 1 m is a standard from the ground.Based on the position information on GPS, the distance from the 1st nuclear power plant of Fukushima is also displayed.
The study meeting of the Geiger counter its original work performed in Fukushima Prefecture serves as a backdrop to this application. In response to the accident of the 1st nuclear power plant of Fukushima, “measurement of radiation” became familiar and serious needs in the neighboring area. Then, the idea of a variety of measuring devices appeared combining the commercial Muller pipe and its own electronic circuit. For example, an idea which shares the measured value and position information of radiation between Cloud is also immediately realizable by combining with an Android smart phone. AR GeigerCounter is also one of the ideas borne by this study meeting.
Another background is ADK (Open Accessory Developmnet Kit) which U.S. Google announced in May, 2011. It is the technology which connects with a computer board via USB from an Android loading device. By the appearance of this ADK, the exclusive device which connected the external device with the Android smart phone can be made now very easily.
The author, Mr. Sasaki, has regarded it as one not only of the use of a radiation measurement but “the devices which connect the real world and the Internet” called IoT (Internet of Things) about AR GeigerCounter. Mr. Sasaki “I would like to make Fukushima Prefecture into the base of the craftsmanship of IoT.Those in whom I had you get interested appeal to Fukushima by saying ” by all means. Via IT Pro