The original announcement came on Monday, regarding the plans of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google to enhance customer experience at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The way that the search giant will be doing this, is through incorporating the company’s own augmented reality technology into various displays at the museum.
This enhancement in the technology of the museum will allow users to not only better understand the significance of certain artifact’s but also enable them to view the particular item through augmented reality.
More details about augmented reality in the Detroit Museum
In order to comprehend the look and feel that Google is attempting to reach, with the integration of its new technology, one has to consider the popular application store game, Pokemon Go, however, instead of random Pokemon popping up, educational nourished information, will be better displayed to those who are visiting the exhibits.
Google made the following post, explaining how the technology works, “If a viewer had to point their smartphone at a mummy sarcophagus as part of an ancient Egypt exhibit, they will be able to explore an X-ray like the view of the skeleton in said sarcophagus.”
Other examples of how the augmented reality software, will better the overall experience of those who are visiting, is given through the use of a limestone sculpture, which due to age has faded in both color and beauty. Now, however, through the integration of this software, users will have the ability to see the colors of the limestone, prior to them fading over time.
How the augmented reality will work
Allegedly, this will be made possible through the integration of the Google Tango augmented reality software. However, it has not yet been made clear what smartphones users will be entitled to having this benefit on, although there has been mention from the tech giant, which suggests the use of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro phones.
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