Taking advantage of Mobile World Congress' location here in Barcelona, Google and Lenovo teamed up to offer a demo of Project Tango, a spacial and location recognition platform, at the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
Project Tango is essentially a mapping, spatial and location awareness platform that can be used to display information in relation to where you are. It can be tailored to specific buildings, such as malls and museums.
Project Tango can locate where it is relative to a building. With this pre-programmed map (developed by GuidiGO for the Catalonia Museum), it can lead you on a specific tour in real time, letting you stop at places of interest. With this level of accuracy, it can also help the visually impaired make their way through a building.
Using its location and depth-sensing technology, it can even project a walking route to lead you around halls and corners. Here, a blue dotted line "appears" on the floor, and continues along as it leads you to specific painting.
Other applications and scenarios for Project Tango include measuring the layout of your room for virtual redesigning, guiding hikers through a national park or NASA robots on the moon, and playing interactive games with the space around you.