With an iPhone X, a developer removes his head in augmented reality


With an iPhone X, a developer removes his head in augmented reality

A TrueDepth camera, a little hack: that a developer in possession of an invisibility mask. Soon the cape. In augmented reality, of course.

He has not yet released its application but the video is already around the world on Twitter: the developer that comes under the pseudonym Noshipu has created an application that allows him to remove his head. This enthusiastic virtual reality and augmented used the camera’s TrueDepth feature of iPhone X to track his face accurately.

He says that everything has been done with the Unity engine, used to develop games. Without going too far, we can imagine a second camera or a staggered interpolation of the two streams captured by the TrueDepth camera after all the background does not move.

The result is also troubling that it is accurate and, if not used much for now except to prove that augmented reality can do cool stuff, this could be one of the components a more robust application. Anyway, it is impressive.