How to get started with augmented reality in 2019
A new technology that allows the user to turn a flat screen into an augmented reality display has been released in Australia.
The technology, which is being called ‘Project Haunt’, allows users to project an image of a haunted house, or a character in a film, into the device and be reminded of that moment.
The device was created by a small company called Inventa, which sells a variety of other consumer technology.
“We created the Project Haunt for a couple of reasons.
We were interested in building a device that could have an impact on the consumer experience, and that’s when we realised it would also allow people to really be immersed in the environment and experience the world around them,” project manager Dr Jason Loe said.”
The other reason was to do something that was a bit more fun and exciting.”
The Project Haunted was created with a goal of getting the idea into consumers hands.
“Our vision was to bring this device into the hands of a wider range of consumers, whether it’s children, people who were interested but didn’t have a lot of time to get into virtual reality, people that are more interested in games, we wanted to make a device for people who wanted to explore,” he said.
The Project, which has already been tested in the real world, will be available for purchase on November 30, 2019.
It comes as virtual reality continues to grow and attract more consumers.
The average age of a first-time VR user in the United States is 21, while in the UK, there are roughly four times more VR users than there are first-timers.
Dr Loe believes that the Project will be able to be of great use to people who have a limited amount of time in their lives.
“For the average consumer, if they can have an opportunity to see something that they can’t experience at home and spend time with it, it will help them to get to grips with technology,” he told ABC News.
“And that’s why we’re very excited about the Project, it’s a very exciting time to be a VR consumer.”
Topics:arts-and-entertainment,technology,science-and‑technology,artificial-intelligence,technology-and–artificial,art-industry,health,education,australiaFirst posted November 30, 2018 11:16:56Contact Tracey DolanMore stories from New South Wales