DAEJEON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said Tuesday that its researchers had developed a practical near-surface augmented reality (AR) device dubbed WonderScope.
After being mounted on a smartphone and linked through Bluetooth, the WonderScope can see through the inside of the exhibits just like a magic lens does if the app is turned on.
The WonderScope reads a small radio frequency identification (RFID) tag affixed to the surface of exhibits to detect and calculate the position of a smartphone that operates based on two types of displacement sensors and an accelerometer sensor.
Once an RFID tag is affixed to or embedded in exhibits at science museums, visitors can experience a magic lens-like AR effect simply through a smartphone.
The WonderScope, a cylinder-type appcessory module with a diameter of 5 centimeters and a height of 4.5 centimeters, can easily be attached to a smartphone. RFID tags can also be embedded easily in most exhibits.
Since it can detect the position even at a distance of 4 centimeters away from the surface, the WonderScope enables three-dimensional interactions around the surface of exhibits.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)