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Google's Sodar Uses AR To Visualize Social Distancing

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Jun 1, 2020, 11:35 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Google has launched an experimental project called Sodar that uses AR on your phone to show you what 2 meters of distance looks like where you are. The project uses WebXR, a relatively new API for implementing AR and VR in web browsers. Sodar is therefore a web site, not an app. It currently works only in the Chrome browser on Android devices. Once launched, it launches the camera and simply overlays a white circle showing 2 meters of distance from where you are standing. 2 meters is a little over six feet, the CDC-recommended distance for practicing social distancing, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus during the current pandemic.

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