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World's first augmented reality teddy bear now at Apple stores

The in-app experience features games and puzzles, as well as photo and video functionality

IANS  |  San Francisco 

AR teddy bear, Apple stores
AR teddy bear

Tech giant will be the exclusive retailer of "Parker" — an augmented reality (AR)-ready teddy-bear "Parker" launched by children's toy start-up Seedling, which comes to "life" through iOS-based effects.

Priced at $59.95, "Parker" works through a free app "Seedling" for playtime sessions and does not require a battery, camera and to drive meaningful user interactions, AppleInsider reported late on Tuesday.

Designed to facilitate play pretend for kids, "Parker" comes with a doctor's kit, backpack and special X-ray bibs that trigger responses in the corresponding app.

Children can diagnose common ailments with the accessories made of wood, including thermometer and stethoscope to "cure" the teddy with a medicine bottle and spoon.

An or running iOS 11, can be employed for more in-depth examinations of the toy's bones and internal organs. Kids can use "3D Touch" to help it take deeper breaths and test lung capacity.

The in-app experience also features games and puzzles, as well as photo and video functionality, the report added.

On performing a successful treatment through solving a problem or a puzzle, "Parker's Happiness Factor" rises, indicated by special effects.

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 15:27 IST
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