The magical world of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter has been brought to life in a new augmented reality app.
Spells can be cast by a user’s voice and the swish of a physical wand as the Microsoft HoloLens tracks hand gestures.
The app using motion tracking to cast spells using a want
Mr Malik told Upload: “The HoloLens is already capable of tracking your fingers so if you have a sharp stick at the right orientation you can still trigger basic commands. It wasn’t that much extra work to get that to work.”
The headset displays items integrated with the user’s surroundings, from everyday objects to a chairs and clocks, to a spooky Dementor hovering in the corner.
The augmented reality apps integrates objects with the user's surroundings CREDIT: 1RIC
Currently, witches and wizards using the app can cast three spells: Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects; Incendio to set things on fire, and Expecto Patronum to ward off Dementors.
Of all the charms, spells and objects in the app, Mr Malik said on his Facebook page the Patronus charm was the hardest to design.
He hopes to release the full AR platform by the end of January and wants to keep updating it with new spells and magical creatures.