What is AR?
Augmented reality is an interactive experience that enhances the real world with computer-generated perceptual information. Using software, apps, and hardware such as AR glasses, augmented reality overlays digital content onto real-life environments and objects. This enriches the user experience and turns one’s immediate surroundings into an interactive learning environment.
Even though VR and AR have been familiar in the industry, they are relatively new technologies in 2022.
Examples : Pokémon GO, a GPS-oriented app that “inserts” Pokémon characters into users’ environments so users can find and capture them on device screens. Google’s AR stickers; users drop realistic images into their camera shots. IKEA Moble app allows customers to see how certain furniture would look in various places. They now allow you to select anything from the store’s catalog and see how it will look to scale anywhere in your house.
Difference b/w VR and AR :
Virtual reality, or VR, removes people from the real world and fully immerses them in a virtual world using a head-mounted display or headset. In that virtual world of imagery and sounds, users can move around in all directions, manipulate objects, and more.
AR enhances, or augments, the real world with digital information. While augmented reality apps work through mobile devices , such as smartphones or tablets, glasses or headsets are the best gateways to the AR experience
There are many augmented reality use cases we'll see in the future like in:
- Appliances, Furniture, & Other Tangible Products
- Clothing & Fashion.
- JARVIS-Like Virtual Assistances
-Outdoor & Indoor Navigation.
With millions of virtual reality devices being sold worldwide every year, it is only a matter of time before we see VR and AR take over our daily lives.