Google Tango brings augmented reality to the masses by putting all required cameras and sensors to make the experience possible directly into a smartphone. This mobility then allows for organizations to incorporate AR into the world around us. The Detroit Institute of Arts is now using Tango to bring new life to their exhibits…
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This new augmented tour is thanks to a partnership between GuidiGO and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Now, when making your way into the museum, you can stop at the front desk and ask for a Lenovo Phab2 Pro. With this, you see and listen to a lot more information than you normally could while experiencing the exhibits.
One of the ways that Tango is being used at the Institute of Arts is by giving users an inside look of an ancient Egyptian mummy sarcophagus. While looking at the exhibit through the AR interface, you will be able to see the mummy’s skeleton and learn more about ancient burial traditions.
While a specific timeframe hasn’t been provided, Google does plan to bring Tango to additional museums across the world. You can read their blog post here if you would like to see more examples of Tango in action at the Detroit Institute of Arts.