1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Hamburg, Germany-based company Viewlicity GmbH is forever altering how golfers visualize putting and improve their stroke on the practice greens.

    Through its Outdoor PuttView system, which is still currently being piloted, players will be able to wear augmented reality glasses on the golf course in order to see their ideal putting line. When it is formally introduced, it will be one of the first, if not the first, applications of augmented reality in golf.



    Augmented reality solutions are particularly interesting in sectors in which perception and cognitive processing is supported by visualization and where people have to have their hands free for other tasks, said Frank Steinicke, Professor for Human-Computer-Interaction at the University of Hamburg and a close collaborator on PuttView.

    At last months first Augmented World Expo Europe in Berlin where PuttView won the Auggie Award for Best in Show Viewlicity GmbH demonstrated its two technology solutions for golfers, one being the Microsofts HoloLens headset and the other an indoor projection-based golf assistant.

    For the latter, players can see the ideal putting line as their coach configures PuttView through a tablet application, giving them a real-time clear visualization for their shots via a projector.

    Anyone without any golf experience can become a good putter using PuttView. You just have to follow the super, intuitive user interface and play, said Orin Inbar, Founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.Org to the Hamburg News.

    PuttView Indoor has been available since early May and was first installed at Golf Lounge in Hamburg and Leadbetter Academy in Velbert Golf Club, two of PuttViews exclusive pilot programs for the projection-based assistant. According to a recent release, the pilot customer program will be completed soon while additional systems will be installed over the coming months.

    Source:
    PuttView aims to improve putting through augmented reality application | SI.com
    12-12-2016 11:48 PM
  2. James Falconer's Avatar
    As an avid golfer (although I don't play nearly as much as I used to), this would be amazing.

    I've thought about this for a long time, great to finally see something happening. Reading greens is one of the most challenging parts of the game, and technology like this will improve the games of novices and professionals alike. But it's not only reading the greens... in regular play where the headset will not be allowed, tournament players could take this unit out for practice rounds to help them chart/map the greens. This is something they do thoroughly already, but I could see this being a HUGE aid to the accuracy of their charting.

    Love it!
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    12-13-2016 11:53 AM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well, I never played golf, but I think this tech will be on all sports, there is so many room to improve with the right use of technology.

    I know it won't be allowed in most Pro competitions but I think there should be a parallel competition where the human and the tech combine to bring the most of both worlds and see what we will be able to do.
    12-13-2016 07:50 PM
  4. pjs37's Avatar
    Its funny growing up I had this kids book about virtual reality and one of the sections discussed exactly this situation. That only took like 20 years to happen finally lol
    12-14-2016 09:25 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Its funny growing up I had this kids book about virtual reality and one of the sections discussed exactly this situation. That only took like 20 years to happen finally lol
    20 years is not that much, from now on we will see more amazing tech raising one after another each year.

    I remember when the first IA came to a game, was too simply, and now we can talk to our smartphones what to do.
    12-14-2016 11:43 PM

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