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AR video chat helps you help others

Using augmented reality, the Chalk app aims to make remote communication and assistance easy.

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Project Chalk is a video chat app that incorporates augmented reality, allowing you to annotate real-world objects in order to help friends (or family members) with tasks.

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Which remote do I use for the cable box? Here, one user has circled the gray remote to point it out to the person on the other end of the chat.

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Circle a button on the gray remote on your screen, and the person you're talking to sees on their own screen specifically what they need to do.

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Here, one person has referenced a button on the coffee maker and circled it for the other person.

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This example shows Project Chalk being used to help with homework. The AR app aims to let people better interact over distance.

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Complex tasks, such as wiring and setting up electronics, can be made easier using Project Chalk.

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Capture a screenshot (seen in the bottom right) to compare previous referenced items to what is happening in real time.

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Vuforia's Project Chalk enables one-to-one communication supplemented by augmented reality.

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