Union Government launches augmented reality application ‘Sakaar’

Union Government has launched Augmented Reality technology based mobile application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space.

It was launched by Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy Dr. Jitendra Singh in New Delhi.

Sakaar application and its multimedia content for Android devices is developed by Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of ISRO.

The application consists of 3 Dimensional (3D) models of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), RISAT, indigenous rockets such as PSLV, GSLV Mk-III etc. It also has videos of INSAT 3D-predicting cyclones, MOM launch and orbit insertion videos, 360 degree animated view of MOM, GSLV D5/Cryo and Anaglyph of Mars surface.

What is Augmented Reality technology?

Augmented Reality (AR) technology is computer-generated 3D models, animations, videos that augments (or supplements) the live direct view of a physical, real-world environment.

With the help of device’s camera the real time augmentation and information is overlaying takes place which enhances user’s current perception.

Essentially AR requires three basic elements for its functioning. They are AR application, AR Markers and Android OS enabled mobile with back camera.


Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2018