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Augmented reality used to teach sign language

Deaf Magazine is now using the technology to help to give sign lessons to its readers.

Deaf Magazine has taken a unique approach to the use of augmented reality technology, and is now using it to not only bridge the gap between the printed page and the digital world, but also to span the gap between hearing and the hearing impaired forms of communication.

This new high tech design was created by a German design group called Morphoria.

The group has now created Deaf, which is a magazine that places its focus on the German sign language community’s culture. The magazine, itself, is quite an impressive looking publication, but its potential has skyrocketed through the use of the augmented reality technology that has been worked into some of its pages.

The magazine works along with its own augmented reality app to provide readers with more information.

By working with both the print publication and the augmented reality application, the readers are able to see what is on the actual pages, but can then learn more about it through the use of their smartphones or tablets.

The team behind the magazine has pointed out that this has two layers of benefit. The first is that the deaf are able to learn some new words in sign. However, there is a second layer in which the magazine can also help people who don’t have any knowledge of sign language to be able to speak a bit of it. It can give them a start.

The response to the augmented reality experience has been a positive one, so far. Readers and tech experts, alike have appreciated the style in which it is used, as it converts something that would otherwise be static – that is, the page of the magazine – and enhances it in order to provide an improved learning experience by bringing it to life through animation.

This is the type of thing that is likely to occur at an increasing level in the print world, as time goes on. The use of augmented reality will be especially used by companies such as Daqri, which has already been using A.R. technology to enhance the experience provided by its educational applications.

Augmented reality brings Aquarius Magazine to life

Ogle AR tech has been used in order to allow smartphone users to view video content on the pages.

Aquarius Magazine has just announced that it has made its pages even more mobile friendly as it has applied Ogle augmented reality technology to some of its pages in order to allow it to add rich video content to its printed materials.

This strategic effort to appeal to smartphone and tablet using consumers has generated an intelligent addition of interactive features.

Through the use of augmented reality, the magazine has managed to bring together the printed word and digital enhancements for a greater overall experience for the reader. This gives readers the opportunity to view additional information and gain more entertainment than was ever possible before.

To use the augmented reality features in the magazine, the reader simply needs to scan the pages with a smartphone.

Augmeted Reality MagazineThey do so through the use of the Ogle app, which can be downloaded for free. Once the app is open and the pages of the magazine are being viewed through the device, the augmented reality features come to life. The Ogle symbol is printed on each of the pages that has additional content, so that the reader doesn’t feel like he or she is on a technological treasure hunt.

The first issue that contains the augmented reality features has now been released The June 2013 contains several different pieces that use AR technology to enhance what they provide to the reader. This will be considered to be a test to see what response it generates from readers and what types of rich content are most enjoyed by those consumers.

One example of an augmented reality feature in this first edition that uses it, is in “The Editor’s Letter” segment. Though it is still provided in the traditional printed format, when scanned using the Ogle app, the reader will be able to hear the editor actually speaking the words. This helps to provide the precise passion and emphasis that was intended by the piece. Also available is behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot for the cover image, among other features.