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Buy furniture through augmented reality

siliconreview Buy furniture through augmented reality

Technology is expanding at a rapid pace! Forget about going to a Furniture shop! Now people can purchase furniture of their choice by using AR (Augmented Reality).

Have you heard about Wayfair? It’s an online furniture store where people can buy their desired furniture. The company has introduced AR (Augmented Reality) for their Android App which can assist the customers to visualize any kind of furniture at their homes. The visualization can be done just before placing an order by scanning the phone.

Wayfair’s App projects the furniture or decor in 3D scale and anchors them on the floor, allowing the customers to plan their furniture’s position accordingly without using any measurement tape. It would also give the customers a sense of visualization when a new furniture is added. Customers can walk around the furniture in order to capture the 3D image which will help them to share the images with their friends and family members.

Previously, a feature called “View in Room 3D”, was introduced for iOS App which created a benchmark for the future of AR. Now, Wayfair is using Google’s ARCore to give the same option for Android users.

Leveraging augmented reality, the Wayfair app allows shoppers to transform their homes into virtual showrooms, allowing them to see their favorite products up close and at every angle – all in their very own space,” said Steve Conine, co-founder, and co-chairman, Wayfair, in a statement about the AR feature’s release.