The planets and dinosaurs “made alive” thanks to augmented reality




The planets and dinosaurs “made alive” thanks to augmented reality


A new series of books augmented reality allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to animate objects of the solar system or the reconstruction of dinosaurs on the desk at home. You can even take pictures that you see with your eyes, and send to friends via e-mail.

The British company Carlton, inspired by the idea of ​​interactive books with elements of augmented reality, a few years ago, has already issued a number of similar books. However, they are designed to work with a webcam laptop or desktop computer. Touch screens, sensors and camera mobile devices offer even more options.

A new book about the solar system 11 allows you to view page spreads. For example, the asteroid Itokawa, modeled on photos provided space agency NASA, you can rotate and produce various manipulations with them. At one of the turns of the virtual book depicts the rover, which is controlled via the touch panel on the tablet screen. You also get access to the camera, with which Kyuriositi exploring the surface of the Red Planet.

Augmented reality is created by special markers on the pages of the book. The software installed on your mobile device recognizes the contrasting mark through the camera. After the scan, the program only recognize about 10 percent of the code that the technology worked, says the chief designer of the company, Russell Porter.

Augmented reality is just one example of how digital technologies are changing the traditional book. In the future forms of interaction with the reader will become even more complex, the book will be added to the GPS-tags and other models of reality, it is safe Porter said.

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