Gaugin Museum Exhibit – Augmented Reality

Sensing Places designed, engineered, and distributed wearable technology long before Google Glasses became a commercial reality. The Museum Wearable uses a heads-ups augmented reality display mounted on headphones with integrated audio to give visitors a personalized video documentary on the artwork on display. By tracking the wearer’s location using tiny headphone sensors and IR beacons distributed around the museum space, the wearable narrates a live commentary of the exhibits without the need to push buttons on the device or read lengthy text descriptions on the wall.

M.I.T Museum

Year: 2001
Location: Boston, U.S

Category: Strategy