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Barcode/QR code detection
I will be working on a project where QR/barcode scanning is needed. I used barcode scanning library before (on Windows Phone). But, the problem I see is that, when you use HoloLens, how do you even know where the barcodes are.
In mobile apps, typically the device is in close proximity to the barcode image. (A typical app displays a "window" through which a barcode can be viewed/read, which constrains the barcode reading space.)
In a use case I'm thinking about, that may not be generally feasible. A user wearing HoloLens may view a barcode(s) in a distance, and the app needs to recognize it as a barcode first, and subsequently scan it.
Is there a way to accomplish this without resorting on a full-blown CV approach?