Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Makes Museums Interactive, Brings Exhibits To Life


Museum goers can now make their exhibits more realistic and interactive thanks to Lenovo Phab 2's Google Tango technology. Google has partnered with several museums all over the world starting with the Detroit Institute of Arts to bring a different kind of experience into the museum.

According to PC World, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro available at the Detroit Institute of Arts has an app called Lumin. It takes advantage of the power of Tango to make museum visits more interactive. The museum has over 100 galleries and visitors can get the tablet at the information desk.

For example, when users us the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to scan the ancient mummy at the Ancient Egypt section, they will be able to take a peek inside the sarcophagus. Another example is using the smartphone to scan the Ishtar Gate at the Ancient Babylonia section to see how it would have fit in the massive archway. In the Mesopotamia wing, the Lenovo phone will let visitors take a look at the characters and scenes created for the cylinder seals.

According to The Verge, the Lumin app inside the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will also offer quizzes and games about the galleries in the museum. The app certainly took advantage of the strengths of Tango as the platform offers a better approach to the augment reality through the phone screen experience we have become used to thanks to popular apps like Pokemon Go. Advanced sensors that are not usually seen in a smartphone are now used to map depth and scale, which allows a hit-and-miss overall experience.

Google's augmented reality can certainly take off in the future if Google can dedicate more resources to Tango. Check out this video about what the Augmented Reality of Google Tango can do for users of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro:

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