Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lowe's builds the Holodeck of home improvement

Lowe's Holoroom is a "home improvement simulator" that uses augmented reality to help customers visualize what a renovated space might look like. CNBC reports that users begin by first recreating an area in their home before adding items like flooring and countertops. They can then enter the Holoroom and use an iPad as a virtual lens, through which the bare environment is transformed into a 3D model of their design. The technology allows people to move through the room, zoom in on details, change furnishings, and fully explore their virtual surroundings.
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