Augmented pool table


Playing pool with projected trajectories of the white ball.

Design concept

Playing pool is all about angles and trajectories. Getting them right is a challenge, especially when you are learning. This AR-enhanced pool table makes that easy for you! The concept involves a projector and a real time camera that create a real-time projection of the path of ball that the player is aiming to strike. This enables the player to learn better or just enjoy an evening of a successful game of pool!

Experiential qualities and related concepts

Control, focus, hybrid, overview, visibility.

Augmentation modality


Technical options

Projection and camera.

Prototyping techniques

Wizard of Oz.
Video scenario.


Alex Porto et al, 2014.
Link to video