W5 TAKES IMMERSIVE EDUTAINMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH INDE’S FULLY INTERACTIVE AR SYSTEM
July 13, 2017 — W5, an award-winning Interactive Discovery Centre in Belfast, has added a live-controlled Augmented Reality system called LiveAvatar, featuring SEAN the alien and other 3D characters, to their existing dinosaur-themed BroadcastAR experience. Both systems were developed and installed by UK company INDE.
INDE’s Back to the Jurassic AR experience, launched at W5 last year, has already given thousands of visitors the opportunity to stand side by side with a life-sized T-Rex, the giant diplodocus, a pack of raptors, and other fascinating creatures from the Jurassic. With the recent launch of LiveAvatar, kids and adults are now also able to meet and interact with SEAN the alien - but in - a slightly different way than with the dinosaurs. The 3D alien character on screen is being controlled by an actor via motion and speech in real time. This enables the audience to not only see themselves with an alien on screen, but also have a conversation with SEAN, dance with him or pose for pictures to keep and share this one-of-a-kind encounter.
Get more information on LiveAvatar here.
As an increasing number of institutions and companies in education and entertainment are looking at innovative ways to provide unforgettable experiences to their audiences, Augmented Reality has become one of the most sought-after technologies today, due to its ability to engage, educate and entertain in a unique, unparalleled way.
UK company INDE has already put life-sized digital dinosaurs, whales and jaguars into museums, zoos, theme parks and shopping centres worldwide.
Learn more about INDE’s large-screen and mobile Augmented Reality experiences here.
INDE creates products and experiences that inspire, entertain, inform and educate using Augmented Reality and Computer Vision. Since 2011 the company has developed location-based and mobile products and experiences in over 40 countries for the world’s leading entertainment and education brands. Companies and institutions such as National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institution, BBC, Universal, 20th Century Fox, WWF and numerous others have chosen INDE to reimagine how they speak to the world.
Under the banner of Experience Engineering, INDE’s products and experiences endeavour to create deeper, more engaging interaction and integration between people and three dimensional digital content. INDE aims to transition its knowledge, 3D content, intellectual property and worldwide client base to the mainstream adoption of Wearable Glass Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality devices in entertainment and education.
INDE currently operates offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Budapest and Los Angeles.
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