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Augmented Reality App Visualises Wireless Signals

Since the first public radio broadcast in 1910, wireless signals have proliferated immensely in today’s society where everything is connected in some way. But what would it look like if we could see all these different waves being transmitted by mobile phone towers, wireless routers and much so more. Well a new app is available on iOS called Architecture of Radio that aims to give you an idea of that invisible world that keeps ours moving.

Architecture of Radio is an augmented reality (AR) experience where users hold up their Apple device to see the waves of wireless signals emanating around them. The app uses data compiled from several public databases to give estimated readings from towers and routers, your device doesn’t take any reading or measurements itself. Its more of a fun visualisation than an actual tool for proper analysis.

Architecture of Radio

Also the app is part of an exhibition at the Center for Art and Media, in Karlsruhe, Germany by Dutch designer Richard Vijgen, reports The Verge. Vijgen has written on his website that Architecture of Radio looks to open up this important invisible world by, “hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices.”

The app can be downloaded for $2.99 for Apple devices, with an Android version due to arrive next year. VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest AR news, reporting back with any further announcements.