MEAN stack application for REPLICATE

Augmented reality is one of the most versatile technologies out there, being suitable for a variety of use cases. Reconstruction of objects and scenes is one popular application of AR. Itallows users to have a realistic digital version of everyday items, recreate scenes and even turnback time allowing users to visit ancient civilizations in historical cities like Rome.

Thinking of that, the Wikitude team developed a MEAN Stack application for REPLICATE, touse reconstructed models in AR. The user can deploy reconstructed models as “augmentations”so that the interactive content can be displayed in a given scene.

The example below shows how a Mandrill, is overlaid on the user’s screen when he/she pointsthe device at a 2D target image, in this case, a Safari Park Plan.

The same process can be taken one step further and, instead of using a 2D image to initiate theaugmented reality experiences, one could use object recognition to do that. In this case, theaugmented 3D model could be initialized by, for example, scanning the statue of a Mandrill.The process of recognizing objects is far more complex than simply using a 2D target image forstarting an AR experience. Objects can come on all types, shapes and sizes, making it harder tocreate a recognition algorithm which is able to accommodate all this variety. On Wikitude’s nextblog post, we will cover the topic of object recognition, how it works, main challenges and usecases.

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