Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Museum Tours with project Tango

There are a few reasons that this is really interesting.

First is that a museum tour kind of application with PicoP was one example cited years ago to stockholders. That the museum's displays could be projected onto a blank wall, and someone who isn't there could experience the exhibit.

Second, this is a use of AR that is already going mainstream.

Thirdly, it's gathering data so that when AR is implemented with glasses, there will be an ecosystem for it to land in -- it will be immediately useful.

Pocket now

Lumin is “a mobile tour that uses Tango capabilities to add AR interactivity and information to further enrich your visit” at the museum, according to the official Google Blog wording. Visitors will be able to explore Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and Mesopotamia, in a very different way; all they have to do is ask for a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro phone (powered by Tango) at the front desk, in order to take their experience to the next level.
Google promises that Tango will reach more museums around the world, and promises uses and benefits which will allow users to experience more: “see more, hear more and learn more” is the tagline, and we can’t wait to find out more about the future of Tango and AR.

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