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Sharing The AR Experience: Disney Magic Bench

Disney Research have demonstrated a pretty nifty way of making AR/MR experiences a bit more approachable. The idea is to make it super simple for passersby to engage with augmented elements onscreen by

  1. Keeping user’s stationary and
  2. Streaming augmented elements alongside live camera feeds to screens in front of them

This idea in itself is not exactly groundbreaking. We’re pretty familiar with AR technology being leveraged in digital signage (retail applications, for example), and this is not a whole lot different. But paired with some clever depth-mapping, endearing animated characters and haptic feedback, the demonstration opens up a lot of possibilities for users with low investment levels.

Check out the video below:


via Disney Research