An App with Augmented Reality Teaches How to Keep Social Distancing
IBL News | New York
An app using augmented reality technology teaches about the importance of social distancing in the times of the global pandemic.
Students experience what safe social distancing – 6ft or 2 meters from other people– looks and feel like with a holographic person.
The “Social Distancing Trainer” free app was produced by Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance.
“The app, she said, provides users with “an effective and cool way to see what social distancing looks like, all from the safety of their homes,” Afterschool Alliance Executive Director, Jodi Grant, said in a press statement.
Once the app is installed, the user makes sure surroundings are clear, in order to move closer to or further away from the person.
The app is currently available in the Apple iOS Store. A Google Play version is expected shortly.