Innovación: Lowe’s introduces augmented reality app Vision
Lowe’s customers can now visualize how home furnishings, fixtures, and accents would look like in their real living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
The US home improvement retailer has introduced Vision, one of the first applications using Tango, a Google technology that enables computer vision software on your phone for augmented reality experiences. The app runs on Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango-enabled smartphone.
“Lowe’s Vision and Tango bring our customers one step closer toward eliminating the challenge of visualizing a completed home improvement project,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the company’s disruptive innovation hub. “Tango transforms the smartphone into a digital power tool that helps customers measure and style spaces in their home with confidence.”
A set of sensors and computer vision software from Google senses and maps surroundings. Lowe’s Vision creates a 3D depth sense that customers to measure spaces and visualize how products like appliances and home décor will look and fit together in a room.
A feature called Power Measure quickly and intuitively capture room dimensions and other interior space and surface measurements with the world’s most powerful digital tape measure.
With 3D Designer, customers can select any item from Lowe’s virtual library and place it in the home in real-time to style and preview indoor spaces. After designing the perfect space, one can save the project and share photos with friends or a professional contractor.
Users of the app can also create a shareable shopping list and save to their myLowe’s account or find additional product information like reviews, related items, and promotions.
Lowe’s Vision is available for free download in the Google Play Store.
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