There are still plenty of opportunities to explore where augmented reality is concerned. Bringing virtual objects to real life is quite impressive, even though interacting with such objects is still a bit problematic. Merge Cube changes the game altogether, as it allows AR objects to be touched and move at any given time.
Merge Cube is an Intriguing Concept
There are certain aspects of augmented reality which make it more suitable for specific business models compared to virtual reality. Enhancing the world around us is very different from exploring completely virtual worlds. The Merge Cube takes this concept to a whole new level by bringing AR objects to life through user manipulation. It is a concept which has not been explored that much by companies active in the industry.
Although the Merge Cube may look inconspicuous at first, it is evident the underlying technology has a lot of potential. Combined with the right applications and tools, the Merge Cube lets users touch AR objects and move them around as if they were physically there. It is a bit different fro haptic feedback in the traditional sense. Even so, interfacing with these objects remains straightforward and commercially viable.
To interface with the Merge Cube, users point their mobile device at the device and use the compatible application. It allows many different use cases, effectively making users feel as if they are creating a new universe altogether. This method can serve many different purposes, ranging from creating new products to education and entertainment.
On the gaming front, the Merge Cube will undoubtedly push the boundaries of what consumers are used to today. That can only be considered to be a good thing. Unfortunately, that will only happen when developers get in on the action. It seems the Merge Cube team will offer developer kits moving forward, as well as cheap headsets to enjoy these new experiences. An interesting future lies ahead in this regard.
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