Augmented Reality (AR) and its Applications

Augmented reality (AR) is an improved variant of the real tangible world that is attained through the usage of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory impetus like olfactory delivered via technology. Its trend is increasing amongst businesses associated with mobile & computing and business applications. 

Designers improve parts of users visible world with computer-produced input. Designers design inputs ranging from graphics to sound to video, to GPS overlays and others in digital content which react in real-time to changes in the user’s surroundings, usually movement.

AR made us recognise the real-life conditions right in front of us. Trees swinging in the playground, dogs hunting footballs, kids playing football with the help of Augmented reality. Like a meteor may be seen grounding in the forest, the dogs could be playing with dinosaurs, kids can become superheroes fight with aliens and alien spacecraft and many other such things like these.

With advancements in Augmented Reality technology, these examples are not that dissimilar from what already be available for your smartphone. Augmented reality is, in fact, readily available and being used in numerous ways including Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram lenses and AR filters, apps that assist you to locate your car in a jammed parking area, and in a range of online shopping apps like Lenskart and other clothing application that allowed you try on clothes and glasses without even leaving home which is quite amazing. 

Real-world applications of (AR) Augmented Reality-


1. AR in the classroom

AR in education

AR is in the children’s classroom? Yes, you read it right! Educators and other teachers are beginning to include augmented reality to involve kids with the subject knowledge in an interactive manner for example- Google expedition.

From astrophysics, Maths to history lessons, AR can present a fun and captivating learning undergo for kids of all years. Possibilities are boundless AR can bring more inventions in the upcoming future so children can play and learn in this manner things are more clearly settle in their minds and they learn things for a longer period of time. Byjus also acquired Osmo for experimenting to focus on kids based AR technology games for various OS platforms.

2. AR in Interior Designing


Augmented reality in interior design is very useful as well, as testified by the apps rising from major home hardware, furnishing, and interior design retailers like IKEA its AR app called IKEA Place, where customers can see part of furniture will look and fit in your area of the house or not. Several other mobile applications like Live Home 3D are the best example of AR in interior designing.

By Using Augmented Reality it will be more manageable for architects to offer their creative ideas to customers. Only a catalogue with photos is will not present designers innovative ideas to its clients.  Interior designers can get a competitive advantage by providing their customers with an absolute representation and details about their forthcoming projects.

3. AR in the medical field

AR in medical field

Neurosurgeons occasionally use an Augmented Reality 3-D projection of a brain to assist them in operations.

Augmented reality (AR )also now practised in medical training. Its uses differ from performing highly fragile surgery to MRI applications.

Medical students have explained the details of anatomy using AR headsets or glasses. AR lets students explore the human body without the need for cutting up of bodies or watching live surgery.

4. AR in Games and Social media apps

Snapchat AR

One best example of Augmented reality is Pokemon Go!  Despite the fact that its popularity has decreased since 2016, Pokemon Go! still has its die-hard admirers. The main part of Pokemon Go is that they have combined the real world with Pokemon characters.

Pokemon Go! Is the best example of augmented reality and a really enjoyable one.  Several other games have mimicked the same idea like Jurassic park Live and Angry birds etc.

Social media apps like Snapchat started the AR filter trends like shades on our faces while users taking a selfie and you can also add various 3D objects and characters. Later on, Instagram and Facebook also included AR filters on their applications.

5. AR in Defence

AR Fighter pilot visor

Military training is time-draining and very costly. On-ground military training is unmatched in a real battle where shooting is all around and fighters need to function in a compelling environment, have great conditional knowledge and rapid response to the opposition moves.

Boot camps can utilise artificial weapons to give training to soldiers without injuring them and it is better than traditional 2D models. Military fighter pilots see an Augmented Reality projection of their height, velocity, and other important information on their helmet visor so they don’t have to look down again and again on the dashboard.




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