Innovation: Gravity tablet
Strap on an AR headset and doodle in 3D
LIKE a 3D Etch-a-sketch, THE gridDED GLAS surface of this prototype slate acts as a set of simplified building blocks to form three-dimensional sketches. Put on a pair of supported augmented reality glasses, or even an Oculus Rift VR headset, and you can doodle using the stylus in virtual space, your layered, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings popping out to be rotated, enlarged and edited as you go.
Created by four innovation design engineering students at London’s Royal College of Art, the patent-pending concept utilises the same state-of-the-art Unity engine used to create iOS hit MonumentValley’s stunning architectural levels (see p27). But once your creation is ready, just hook the Gravity up to a 3D printer and your virtual masterpiece becomes a reality. Gravitysketch.com, release tbc