Google being awarded patents enhancing experience reading books in near future. Google calls the new invention is “Story Telling Device” or “Interactive Book”. Instead of making a regular pop-up book, Google outfits a physical book with page sensors, touch sensors, and motion sensors. It will capture reader’s movements and project augmented reality elements over the page like a pop-up book. The virtual components possible to be visualized through Google Glass or a dedicated app on a smartphone.

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They also have filed a patent on the image effect while turning the books.Other than imaginary augmented reality elements, Google also has filed a patent on a small speaker used in the interactive book. So, you will experience something like a regular pop-up book but with a better experience. With this latest patents, it is possible for Google to expand their Google Glass usage for kids at school.

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(via FastCompany)

 

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