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Aug 3, 2022

Augmented reality could be the future of paper books, according to new research

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“Augmented books, or a-books, can be the future of many book genres, from travel and tourism to education. This technology exists to assist the reader in a deeper understanding of the written topic and get more through digital means without ruining the experience of reading a paper book.”

Power efficiency and pre-printed conductive paper are some of the new features which allow Surrey’s augmented books to now be manufactured on a semi-industrial scale. With no wiring visible to the reader, Surrey’s augmented reality books allow users to trigger with a simple gesture (such as a swipe of a finger or turn of a page), which will then be displayed on a nearby device.

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