Augmented Reality is the use of technology to add a layer of digital content over the real world. Through the use of cameras, geolocation, and specialized programs, augmented reality adds or augments reality rather than replace it. The digital overlays can consist of graphics, video, sound, and 3D images, which when viewed through a device appear to be part of the real world. Common examples of AR programs include the popular mobile game Pokemon Go or the use of Snapchat and instagram filters.
This computer uses special glasses to bring images to life in 3D. Students interact with images using a stylus. This computer is equipped with software that allows users to explore various systems of the human body, view inside of a working motor, and interact with molecules.
This system is great for people who would like to experience Virtual Reality but may have trouble with immersive systems like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
You do not need to make an appointment to use this device. It is accessible in the Makerspace. 3D Glasses can be checked out at the Reference Desk.