Augmented reality displays work really well in large spaces, but can fit into any space or area. With augmented reality you can create a world within a world. Through a high definition camera, the real physical world or space around you is displayed on a large screen and on top of that a moving virtual 3D image or video is displayed. When you then look at yourself on the screen it appears as though the 3D animations or objects are actually right beside you.
The possibilities of what you can do with augmented reality are endless and only really limited by imagination and budget.
Our most recent project was designed to tie in with a woodland walk theme. For this, we created 3D woodland animals. We created animated deer, rabbits, squirrels, foxes and other animals you would find in the forest. All the animals were given specific and unique movements that add fun and interest to the experience. .
Augmented reality also gives opportunity for interaction and play. In our case, each of the animals would stand still or even lie down, giving the patients an opportunity to approach and virtually stroke them. Not only is this experience soothing, it’s a great way for children, and their parents, to pass the time.
We’ve had some great feedback from parents and hospital staff about the augmented reality display. One story that stood out was when the squirrels seem to disappear beneath chairs several children were trying to find them!