Children’s Hospital Los Angeles & Snap’s Camera Kit
We collaborated with Snapchat and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to create a prototype for a Snap Camera Kit experience designed to help children who are recovering from surgery.
We used LiDAR technology to differentiate between surfaces and create unique visual elements for each of them.
Augmented recovery in a safe environment
Movement is a key part of a speedy post-surgery recovery for children. It’s just as important for them to be able to move around in a safe environment.
That’s why we developed a Voxel analysis tool capable of mapping out their surroundings and identifying safe areas for them to interact with augmented reality. It detects obstacles, such as windows and doors.
A story that evolves with them
The premise is based on the butterfly featured in the hospital’s logo, which serves as a metaphor for recovery. It will take users on a journey and transition from silkworm to its final form, as children make progress in their mobility. The look and feel will be reminiscent of a child’s scribbles and paper crafts for a more endearing appeal.
We also created an algorithm that identifies different types of surfaces. It then calculates their position and rotation within the space. This allows us to assign different interactions to walls, floors, and ceilings. Thanks to this development, we were able to come up with a system that rewards children for their efforts and encourages them to move forward, so they can discover new elements.