Will Augmented Reality Books Bridge the Digital-Physical Divide?

Disney is going for a ride on the augmented-reality bandwagon, and it's betting the future of play will involve digital imagery that interacts with tangible objects—what the company describes as "traversing the digital-physical divide."

The concept is being developed at Disney Research labs with a new prototype device called HideOut. It's a handheld pico projector that projects digital images onto pre-marked surfaces, bringing children's books and board games to life as you move the device.

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