Sea Life Paris Val d’Europe launches its first educational and gamified application
The Sea Scan app, created in collaboration with Sea Life and start-up Tiko, can recognize and identify sea creatures in real time
Sea Scan combines augmented reality and artificial intelligence
This is the result of a student project from ECE Paris (Ecole D’ingénieurs, an engineering school)
Sea Life Paris Val d’Europe in France has launched an educational and fun application.
The Sea Scan app is the first of its kind and has the ability to recognize and identify sea creatures in real time.
Sea Scan was created in collaboration with Sea Life and the start-up Tiko, a project set up by students from ECE Paris (Engineering School).
It combines augmented reality and artificial intelligence to help visitors learn more about the species in the aquarium, while providing entertainment through quests and quizzes.
The app works when visitors capture the species they want to learn about in the smartphone camera viewfinder.
The application then recognizes the species observed in real time and once the species has been identified, an information sheet appears.
Visitors are encouraged to capture as many species as possible thanks to a playful aspect – for each species identified, a small sum of money is donated to associations working to protect nature.
Sea Scape is free to download and available in seven languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese).
Sarah Le, a member of the Tiko Projects design team, said: “We decided to focus on ocean awareness because we realized that many people today are unaware of the importance of preserve the oceans. »