ARtGlass’s augmented actuality glasses set to “revolutionize” excursions within the US

Major historic websites within the US are set to enter the digital world for the primary time ever with because of new augmented actuality (AR) excursions utilizing good glasses. Places like George Washington’s Mount Vernon and James Monroe’s Highland are actually to be kitted out with the most recent storytelling AR software program from ARtGlass.

They’re collaborating with Epson, a supplier of the Moverio® AR good eyewear platform to ship these digital realities to guests.

Explore Ash Lawn-Highland, home of President James Monroe in, Albemarle County, Virginia Image by GettyImages/Joe Sohm/Visions of America

“When we first launched ARtGlass in Italy, we knew that if we could overcome the challenges of bringing wearable AR tours to the Old World, we’d be ready for the New World,” mentioned Greg Werkheiser, ARtGlass co-founder, and CEO, in Washington, D.C. “We are thrilled now to help revolutionize cultural tours at U.S. sites.”

Highland, the historic home of President James Monroe, was the primary US web site to launch the AR excursions. It has been part of the College of William & Mary since 1974 and is at the moment the one US president’s home owned by a college.

Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest nationwide preservation group, based in 1853.  Since 1860, greater than 85 million guests have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon the preferred historic home in America.

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon: The home of former president of the US, George Washington. Image by GettyImages/JacobH

Visitors who take part within the AR excursions can roam by means of augmented environments, with 3D holograms, footage and movies and textual content showing amidst real-world artwork, artifacts and landscapes – utterly hands-free. “US museums and cultural sites attract more visits annually than pro sporting events and theme parks combined,” mentioned Werkheiser. “The future of history is bright.”

ARtGlass is the primary company within the world to convey wearable AR to the mainstream of cultural tourism. The company together with Epson have already offered over 500,000 experiences at dozens of museums, palaces, and ruins all through Europe.

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