* Date : 2019-03-14
Mixed reality has garnered a lot of attention as a newly created content, along with the popularization of VR and AR markets. It refers to the technology which has combined real and virtual worlds by tackling the existing weak points of VR and AR. It has gained recognition as a promising technology that can increase the immersion level of users and create more realistic contents. A lot of researches have been promoted in the domestic market to provide various ways to enjoy mixed reality. MR Contents Operating System has overcome the existing limitations which used to have a narrow viewing angle that can only be seen from a first person point-of-view. By implementing a MR Contents Operating System, contents can be shared and enjoyed by a lot of people at the same time. Moreover, a technology that can share the situation in a virtual world with observers in real time has been newly introduced. It is because of the application of hologram technology to the virtual reality. As the contents can now be shared and enjoyed by a lot of people at the same time, it has been actively introduced to the field of artistic performances. An increasing number of spaces, which provide mixed reality experiences, have been newly introduced. A lot of people can enjoy diversified kinds of sports games together thanks to the mixed reality technologies. So it has obtained a lot of popularity. We explore the rise of mixed reality, which has given a boost to the contents industry.
Construction is a large-scale industrial area that requires a long period of time and a lot of cost. Therefore, a new construction solution which can dramatically reduce the time and cost has been introduced and it has garnered a lot of attention in the construction field. And modular construction has garnered a lot of attention as one of the solutions. The prefabricated parts are produced at a manufacturing site and they are assembled at a construction site. So it is less affected by weather conditions. About 70% of the construction process including building frames and walls as well as installing the electric wires and water pipes are done at a factory in advance. As it is transported to the construction site in a nearly completed form. There are two different methods for modular construction. First one is stacking up the modules produced at a manufacturing site from the bottom. And another one is infill system, which builds a frame first at a construction site and inserts the factory-made units. Modular construction method has been applied to the construction works of different buildings including country houses, apartments, and large-scale accommodations like hotels. Modular houses have also been used for relief activities in case of disasters. It only takes about three hours to construct the house and it can be moved and reconstructed easily. We look into modular construction, which has emerged as an innovative construction technology that can dramatically reduce construction period and cost.
Smart mirror has been developed based on the combination between a mirror and a display. And it can be connected with a variety of different IT services. It has been used as a significant tool for marketing in the fields of fashion and beauty industries. Also, it has made advancement into the construction market. Beauty salon is one of the places that has actively implemented smart mirror. A mirror turns into a private consultant and suggests hairstyles and beauty products to customers. Moreover, customers can use a one-stop service as they can make payments and receive hair care services in their seats. Smart mirror can be easily connected with a lot of different areas. And TV is one of the examples. It is used as an ordinary mirror, but it can be turned into a TV screen when connecting it to a smartphone based on the IoT skills. And it has been actively applied to the fields of commercials and promotional activities. KAIST has recently developed a touch sound localization technology which can contribute to popularizing smart mirror. It can recognize the touch sound by using frequency of objects and it has increased accuracy and conveniences. Moreover, it is possible to check the news and e-mails in real time and watch videos with a smart mirror. Smart mirror has been combined with cutting-edge IT skills and it has enhanced conveniences in our daily lives. We introduce smart mirror, which is expected to be applied to a broader range of areas and provide diversified experiences and information.