Busted any ghosts lately?
About this time last year I published one of my most popular blog posts, 20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality, in which I shared examples of what people in the real world are currently doing with this emerging technology – in contrast to the promise of what we could be doing.
I’d like to share with you half a dozen other examples that I’ve stumbled upon since then. They aren’t necessarily new to the world, but they were new to me.
Feel free to share your own examples via a comment below…
The hunt-and-trap game mechanics sound suspiciously similar to those of Pokémon Go, but I suppose their objective is to introduce a narrative into the playing experience, thereby increasing its engagement value.
While we’re in the interactive entertainment space, another concept evolving with AR technology is the escape room.
On a more serious note, scientists have reported clinical outcomes with augmented reality prostheses to alleviate phantom limb pain.
And while we’re nerding out, I’m thoroughly impressed with something simpler: Measure, which turns your Apple device into a virtual tape measure for sizing up objects in the real world.
I wonder if it can measure a ghost?