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AR Magic Lantern

  • Lab:
    Full-body Interaction Lab (UPF)
  • Stack:
    Unity
  • Media:
    Desktop, Mobile, Spatial AR

As part of the research for my master's thesis, I designed and built the next generation of a Spatial AR (SAR) device developed by the Full-body Interaction Lab at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The 'AR Magic Lantern' is a handheld smart projector that tracks its own location and orientation so it can place situated digital content onto any surface in the environment.

After presenting the thesis, I continued as the tech lead for the prototype, which is intended for deployment in museums, cultural heritage sites, and other hands-on educational contexts. We are formalizing the elements of the Unity application into a game engine that is specialized for these contexts, making it easier for game designers, experience designers and curators to prototype and deploy interactive AR content.