Leaf++ is an augmented reality application that lets you get information about the natural environment around you.

It uses computer vision techniques to try and identify the leaves which you frame in your smartphone’s screen. As soon as the leaf is recognized information starts to popup on the screen, with no additional interaction needed: the name of the plant, its geographical origin, the fruits, woods, products it produces, etc.

From the article:

“The technological ecosystem in which we live allows us to reappropriate wisdom and knowledge of the natural world by creating fruition models for information that make this kowledge accessible in natural, usable ways”.




“The ecologist dimension of Leaf++ suggests an innovative approach to the definition of new forms of citizenship in which technologies contribute to enabling a new concept of ‘citizen’ that is more aware, active and informed on the environment and the society he/she lives in, being able to collect information and transform them into knowledge, usable to lead sustainable, tolerant, environment-friendly lifestyles.”

Leaf++ is a joint effort of the whole FakePress team, and it was inspired by Luca Simeone and engineered by Salvatore Iaconesi.



Leaf++ on AOS

Leaf++ on Leonardo Electronic Almanac
Future Learning Spaces at Aalto University
Leaf++ an augmented reality concert for leaves (the making of)
Leaf++, a video of the first prototype
Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland
Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011
Leaf++ at ISEA 2011, Istanbul
Leaf++ on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping
Leaf++, leaves, nature and augmented reality