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This Augmented Reality Climbing Wall Aids or Challenges Climbers

 - Aug 23, 2014
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A group of Media Technology researchers at Finland's Aalto University have come up with augmented reality climbing technology that adds a high-tech level to scaling a rock wall.

With this kind of technology in place, climbers can either receive aid, in the form of suggestions of where to move next, or challenges to gamify the experience even more with additional obstacles. Even if a rock climber has mastered a particular rock wall, this technology makes it so that there are new ways for them to experience it, with the aid of AR graphics. This could also prove to be a fantastic tool for training purposes, since the augmented reality projections serve as a digital guide to the climbing rock wall.