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Artful AR Measuring Tools

IKEA's Extreme Measures Uses an Inflatable AR Elephant to Fill Spaces

— June 18, 2020 — Tech
There are many different augmented reality meausuring tools that can be used to determine the length and width of a space but IKEA has a vision for a different kind of spatial mapping with Extreme Measures. IKEA and London-based creative studio FIELD are asking: "What if an elephant could measure the size of your space?"

Extreme Measures is one of IKEA's Everyday Experiments and it uses a smartphone's LiDAR feature to creatively visualize spatial volume. With this virtual measuring tool, the prototype details a unique way of sensing dimensions and volume by allowing users to place inflatable AR elephants within the home. The tool is ideal for quickly getting a sense of how much space is available in cabinets, under beds and other nooks.
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