Augestra is a prototype augmented reality device to boost interest in Paralympic sports by connecting audience members to elite athletes.
The device is worn by the spectator and receives feedback from the athlete via sensors integrated into their kit. Augestra then replicates for the wearer the physical sensations felt by the athlete in real time: their heart rate and sonic landscape.
Augestra was developed as part of the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, a project that provides future technologies for Paralympic sport.
Augestra was featured in the RTSIC exhibition at Imperial College London, March 2012.