Augmented reality 'Gravity Sketch' unveiled in Dubai

The RCA introduce its augmented reality 3D drawing tool to Downtown Design

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Augmented reality 'Gravity Sketch' unveiled in Dubai Rogers: "Today, we are experiencing the integration of technology with design to produce breakthroughs that have far-reaching implications."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  October 29, 2014

The London-based Royal College of Art (RCA) unveiled its Gravity Sketch device at the Downtown Design event in Dubai yesterday.

Developed in London as a group project between four Innovation Design Engineering students, the Gravity Sketch is a device that uses augmented reality to provide designers and architects with a tool that allows them to view their drawing in 3D.

Ab Rogers, RCA's head of the Interior Design Programme, who is one of the headline speakers at the event's talk series program, said: "Today, we are experiencing the integration of technology with design to produce breakthroughs that have far-reaching implications. Even within traditional design disciplines, we are far more attuned to interconnectivity. In my field, for example, interior design influences and communicates with the architectural exterior of space in a way that is far more meaningful than ever before."

Gravity Sketch consists of a pen and a pad that resembles a digital notepad and allows drawings to be transformed and amplified with volume by using pad controls, users can adjust the plane in which they sketch

The augmented reality glasses let others see these sketches so that creator and collaborators are all looking at the same thing.

Gravity Sketch's innovation is attracting attention in the medical field, where its bioengineering applications are currently being explored, including surgeries, which will allow physicians to sketch directly in the area of the human body which requires attention.

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