VR experiences allow us to explore a fantasy world without regard to our real life surroundings, but what if our VR headset could adapt to our surroundings and the objects in it. This collaboration between Ahhaproject and Seoul University called VAR explores this possibility using a creative combination of integrated cameras and sensors on the goggles.
VAR, a mix of the words “virtual” and “augmented” reality recognizes preset objects in our immediate real life environment and reintroduces them as enhanced objects in virtual reality. A chair becomes a cockpit for a dramatic flight simulation… a pen becomes a sword… the possibilities are endless!
Designer: Jinwoo Han of Ahhaproject