The next step in the future of augmented reality (AR) is close by. We’ve seen three dimensional avatars in Science Fiction movies for decades and there are a few which are being used to provide instructions to passengers in air ports. Now String, in partnership with tech firm Digicave, has created technology which allows 3-dimensional projections to appear right in front of you. It maps 3D figures onto walls or furniture in your room.
“I think what we’re delivering here is a unique experience that no-one has ever seen before,” says String’s CEO Alan Maxwell.
“For example, we can capture a live performance from an artist on stage… and deliver that performance to people’s devices wherever they are in the world and they simply have to hold their device at a marker. I think there is a certain amount of value in that.”