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S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

SEJONG, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to organize the Construction Information System Innovation Task Force on Wednesday to introduce a new service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to provide information on various buildings to the public. The task force will be headed by Kim Sang-mun, a [...]

AR and VR to Help with Job Training for the Disabled

AR and VR to Help with Job Training for the Disabled

DAEJEON, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers will use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to support job training and employment for the those with developmental disabilities. According to the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute on Monday, the research team led by the Creative Contents Research Division has begun developing virtual [...]

AR Formation Steals Show at SK Wyverns Home Opener

AR Formation Steals Show at SK Wyverns Home Opener

INCHEON, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, when the opening game of the Korean professional baseball league was held between SK Wyverns and KT Wiz at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, a flying dragon, which symbolizes the Wyverns, appeared on the world largest electronic scoreboard, ‘Big Board’. The imaginary creature, a flying dragon, [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

Zara Showcases Augmented Reality Mobile App

Zara Showcases Augmented Reality Mobile App

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Global fashion brand Zara unveiled its augmented reality (AR) technology-based mobile application on Thursday to provide a better shopping experience for consumers amid a growing popularity of online malls. The app, Zara AR, shows models wearing selected clothing items when users hold their mobile phones towards a censor inside [...]

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are sparking new trends in South Korea’s gaming market, industry watchers said Tuesday, with local developers utilizing them in new titles. Netmarble Games plan to unveil “Fishing Strike” this month, which is a mobile-based title that provides users with an immersive [...]