Arizona Patent of the Month – August 2023

GravyStack, Inc. – the world’s first gamified banking platform – has designed and patented an augmented reality (AR) generator. Augmented reality has been around for some time, but GravyStack’s invention takes it to a whole new level of immersive and informative experience.

Imagine wearing a pair of AR glasses and seeing the world around you transform into a captivating blend of reality and virtual elements. GravyStack’s apparatus achieves this using a processor and memory that work in harmony to receive optical data from a sensing device. This data is then used to create an astonishing augmented reality view on a display device. The system also incorporates a virtual avatar that interacts with the environment, making the experience even more captivating.

What sets GravyStack’s invention apart is its ability to analyze various environmental elements within optical data. It utilizes a feature learning algorithm that performs clustering analysis and detects co-occurrences among multiple environmental datasets. This advanced analysis ensures that the virtual avatar responds intelligently to the surroundings, providing you with relevant and timely information.

Suppose you’re exploring a city with your AR glasses on, and the avatar spots a historical landmark. The avatar can give you historical facts, and if you have any questions, it can engage in a chatbot-like conversation. GravyStack’s invention doesn’t just overlay virtual icons; it seamlessly blends virtual elements with the real world, making the experience truly immersive.

GravyStack’s invention can also display messages based on the analyzed environmental elements. Whether it’s offering travel tips or providing real-time updates on your surroundings, augmented reality becomes an incredibly informative tool.

This AR system is integrated into their gamified banking platform – bringing fun to financial literacy and directing it towards youth. Through this approach, kids learn through practice and the spirit of play. 

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