Nike was granted a patent for an AR system to design clothing

July 20, 2016

Augmented reality system using a head-mounted display.

Nike has just been granted a patent on an augmented reality (AR) system that would allow users to wear a head-mounted display and let them design their own clothing.

A virtual design will help you visualize the look you want to see on your clothing. For example, a design can be placed on top of a shoe using the glasses, where you can then proceed on designing it using AR as a guide.

The virtual image will look like an application where you can virtually apply any color or pattern on the clothing. This will also apply for making designs on any type – shirts, shorts or shoes.

It was reported while Nike applied for the patent, there is no way to know if the company is planning to release this as a commercial device for customers or simply something to be used internally.

Either way, the concept of designing your own clothing using augmented reality is wickedly cool.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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