Augmented reality is a disruptive technology which serves the purpose of blending real-time scenes from the world with virtual information. This is basically the next jump in the road of science from 3D, and developers worldwide are bringing to life various applications of the AR technology. It was recently seen being used in the famous mobile device game, Pokémon Go, however, this technology promises much more practical usage. Let us take a look at some of these factors.
- Directions Maps
AR technology is being used to provide people with directional guidance in various places. An airport has applied this technology in their airport to help people navigate around without any hassle. In the near future, it can also be used to give people accurate directions throughout cities.
At present, one of the most important technological trends evolving in the software industry is Augmented Reality (AR). Products like Google Glass and visual, head equestrian displays have further proliferated the market demand of AR.
Owing to its demand, one might be curious to know how this augmented reality truly operates. AR works by utilizing and identifying algorithms, which it receives from the vision of a computer to augment visuals, video, sound, and all other sensor dependent inputs over the actual world objects with the help of a user’s camera.
It is one of the fastest growing technologies, slated to reach billions by the end of this year. AR helps users to have a distinct and more interactive world, which blends both real and simulated world together. In addition to these, AR is not limited to only computers and mobile phones, but also other devices as well, thereby providing a pool of users a completely new experience in the digital world.
Let’s dive into how this form of technology can be the game-changer for both engineers and designers: