Augmented Reality Thing No. 2: Science Centre to Go

When I worked at Fraunhofer FIT a number of my colleagues were involved in the rather cool Science Centre To Go project. The idea is simple, but neat. Basically it’s to let people (in particular children) interact with mini versions of science exhibits though the use of augmented reality. One example is an aircraft wing, normally these are quite large and would not be movable let alone installable in a school. However with Science Centre to Go people can use a mini version to see the wing aerodynamics etc. Other examples include letting children gain a better understanding of the Doppler effect. Although the project is not so new now, it does show just how much fun and useful relatively basic augmented reality experiences can be.

For more information on the project please visit the website.

About Rod McCall

Rod McCall is a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction in areas such as augmented reality, mobile gaming in-car systems and virtual environments. He has a passing interest in economics after not being entirely convinced by the rubbish presented as fact during lectures on that particular subject while at uni.
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