Children’s books have been a staple of many an upbringing for centuries. With new technological advances, children’s books have started to implement technology to enrich the reading experience. ‘Peronio’ is the next step: children’s books with AR and VR.
With ‘Peronio’, a story about a boy that can’t decide what he will be when he grows up, the Brazillian Ovni Studios adds both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to further enrich the reading experience.
Using augmented reality it is possible to project interactive images onto a flat surface and using your tablet the book can be read as a virtual pop-up book. If you own a Google Cardboard VR-headset or a Gear VR, it is possible to see Peronio in virtual reality. Interaction is possible by either using your hands or by looking at an object.
Not a gimmick
‘Peronio’ is a good example how traditional (reading) experiences can be enriched with modern technology without making it feel like a forced gimmick. The top video displays mainly the possibilities of Peronio’s AR functions, while the bottom video shows the books VR capabilities.