Augmented Reality touted as tool for early childhood education

Qualcomm Incorporated and Sesame Workshop have joined forces to explore augmented reality experiences for children that encourage learning and imagination.

The collaborative project explores the use of a tablet with a traditional playset to make children’s’ playtime more fun and educational. The prototype playset includes traditional elements such as common household objects, as well as figurines of classic Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie. Additionally, the demo includes a tablet and an application that uses Qualcomm’s newly branded Vuforia™ augmented reality platform. When the tablet is pointed at the playset, the pieces and the play environment come alive through the tablet’s camera, transforming the playset into an interactive experience. The application was demonstrated at International CES, Jan. 10-13.