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What Is Augmented Reality: All You Need To Know

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What Is Augmented Reality: All You Need To Know

Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including: visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory...

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Applications/ Use

AR has been widely used in the video games industry, most notably for Pokémon Go but Pikachu’s aside, there are many other uses for AR in our everyday lives. Some of which are:

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Visual art

Augmented reality  aids the progression of visual art in museums by allowing museum visitors to view artwork in galleries in a multidimensional way through their phone screens. This allows individuals to see hidden aspects and information about the paintings, and to be able to have an interactive...

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Video games

The gaming industry embraced AR technology. A number of games were developed for prepared indoor environments, such as AR air hockey, Titans of Space, collaborative combat against virtual enemies, and AR-enhanced pool table games.

Augmented reality allowed video game players to exp...

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Retail

Perhaps the most important application of AR for most users will be in retail applications, notably “try before you buy.” With more people shopping from home and less emphasis on public retail spaces, AR will allow consumers to see how products will look in their own homes before purchasing them....

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Differences with Virtual Reality

Although Augmented reality and Virtual reality share similarities, they are not the same, AR is not a fully immersive experience like virtual reality (VR). While virtual reality requires users to don a special headset and pulls them into a completely digital world, AR lets them continue ...

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The future of augmented reality

Using Phones and tablets are currently ARs most popular application but Research continues apace on including AR functionality in contact lenses, and other wearable devices. The ultimate goal of augmented reality is to create a convenient and natural immersion, so there’s a sense that phones and ...

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