30 November 2015


Retired Member

1,294Posts 4,403,589Views 1,543Comments

Futuristic Banking

Stuff that's out there in the way out and beyond in banking.

Be my - ATM-finder - eye, buddy!

23 March 2009  |  4185 views  |  2

Wow, this is a very cutting-edge new innovation from ING Netherlands. My android cellphone shows me the available ATMs in my sight, by pointing the camera of the phone to any direction. ATM markers are added to the actual camera image, so I know which way to go.

The concept of processing the real environment image and react somehow is there since some MIT guys introduced Sixth Sense. This is a mini computer appliance that can see what you see and even project a GUI to any surface to show additional information related to the real world image. It is like you check a book in your favorite bookstore and the device projects on it the amazon rating of the book (downloaded from the web).

Interesting technology indeed.

ING real world image ATM finder TagsRetail banking

Comments: (2)

Attila Paksi - ApPello Ltd. - Budapest | 23 March, 2009, 15:00

Does it only work on Androids? Would be a pitty...

Excellent idea otherwise!

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
A Finextra member | 13 April, 2009, 04:59

I know someone at Nokia who's been working on something like this. This is the best site I found: http://research.nokia.com/research/rich_context_modeling.

But back to the original post, I was wondering how this works - is it based on a combination of GPS and server side processing (i.e. figure out your location using GPS, and direction using the view from the camera and then return the relevant information) - in which case there would be a LOT of location specific data (360 degree photos) that would need to be pre-setup on the server end.

But it may also be feasible to integrate this with Google Street view... just thinking aloud.

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
Comment on this story (membership required)
Log in to receive notifications when someone posts a comment

Latest posts from Retired

Big Data Pitfalls: The Amateur Data Scientist

26 October 2015  |  1625 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsInnovation

Reflections on FinovateFall: Mobile, Money and Millennials

24 September 2015  |  1086 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsPaymentsInnovation

Interoperability: Prerequisite for Next Generation of Mobile Money

08 September 2015  |  1905 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsPaymentsInnovation

Think More Broadly: Banks CAN Monetize Cash Transactions

31 August 2015  |  1567 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsPaymentsInnovation

Software development in the retail FX Industry

28 August 2015  |  387 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsTrade execution

Retired's profile

job title
member since 2014
Summary profile See full profile »

Retired's expertise

What Retired reads
Retired writes about

Who's commenting on Retired's posts

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Brendan Burge
Astrid Mitchell
Balasubramaniam GD
Tony Ballardie
Graham Seel
Bjorn Soland
John Candido
Gregg Weintraub
Stanley Epstein
Charmaine Oak
Roy Vella