To rejoice 50 years of equal prize cash for female and male rivals on the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the U.S. Tennis Affiliation (USTA) labored with XR company Set off XR to create an augmented actuality lens for social platforms impressed by tennis icon Billie Jean King, who initially advocated for equal pay for girls.
The lens locations sun shades that includes a “reflection” of New York Metropolis landmarks on an individual’s face, with tennis balls falling like rain behind them. Folks can faucet the display to swap the tennis balls for a background of rainbow colours and to vary the reflection on the sun shades to tennis balls.
“In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of equal prize cash, we needed to verify we engaged our social media viewers, particularly the youthful viewers, otherwise,” stated Reshina Warren, director of social media content material technique and analytics on the USTA. “We have been capable of accomplish that by bringing our 2023 theme artwork that includes Billie Jean King to life with this AR expertise.”
“In our continued work with the USTA, Set off XR is proud to have developed an AR social lens to rejoice 50 years of equal prize cash on the U.S. Open,” stated Jason Yim, founder and CEO of Set off XR. “By fusing the ability of XR and sports activities, this lens reaches a brand new technology of followers and honors Billie Jean King’s unwavering advocacy for equality on this planet of tennis.”