Augmented Reality, The Future Tech Reality
Augmented Reality Could Become The Next Technological Revolution.
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, etc.
AR can be defined as a system that fulfills three basic features: a real world, real-time interaction, and accurate 3D registration of real objects. The primary value of augmented reality is the manner in which components of the digital world blend into a person’s perception of the real world, through the integration of immersive sensations, which are perceived as natural parts of an environment.
With the help of advanced AR technologies (e.g. adding computer vision and artificial intelligence, incorporating AR cameras into smartphone applications and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulated. Hardware components for augmented reality which often include a camera and Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors such as GPS, etc. making them suitable AR platforms.
AR applications enable users to apply digital objects into real environments; businesses may use augmented reality devices as a way to preview their products in the real world. Augmented reality is being used in numerous ways including as lenses in apps that help find one’s car in a crowded parking lot, and in variety of shopping apps that let you try on clothes without even leaving home.
The most famous example of AR technology is the mobile app Pokémon Go — a 2016 augmented reality mobile game which became a sensation. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location and capture Pokémon characters that pop up in the real world — on a sidewalk, in a fountain, even in one’s own house.
Scientists have been working on contact lenses capable of AR technological features. Samsung is in the process of developing an AR contact lens, which will include a built-in camera on the lens itself. The design is aimed to control its interface by blinking an eye and be able to capture picture of the real world in front of us. It is also intended to be linked with the user’s smartphone or tablet to review footage, transmit and control it. When finished, the lens would feature a camera, or sensor inside of it.
The first publicly unveiled working prototype of an AR contact lens not requiring the use of glasses in conjunction was developed by Mojo Vision and shown off at CES 2020. Mojo Vision aims for Invisible Computing, where one can stay connected with the world, surroundings, and communications, without the distraction of a device or a headset.
Facebook announced a new wearable AR venture called Project Aria and It is a new wearable augmented reality headset which will create a map of everything you see. Headset — a pair of glasses that add a 3D layer of useful, contextually-relevant and meaningful information on top of the physical world. Such a device could help us perform everyday tasks better — like finding your keys, navigating a new city, or capturing a moment; but it could also open up an entirely new way of moving through the world.
Google deploys Augmented Reality in Google Maps and for searching things visually. Google Maps AR, which stands for augmented reality, places digital directions on top of the real world to show you where to walk. Also it is possible to experience 3D and augmented reality in Google Search. When we search on Google, we can view some results in 3D and augmented reality (AR) which enable us to interact with 3D results in AR such as learning more from NASA’s Curiosity Rover to human anatomy to animals like penguins, and sharks, with a greater sense of context.
Other applications that use Augmented Reality include Enhanced navigation systems to superimpose a route over the live view of the road, Augmented visualization that lets you see how a piece of furniture will look and fit in your space, Military fighter pilots see projection of their altitude, speed, etc. on their helmet guard instead of glancing down to control panel, Neurosurgeons use an AR projection of a 3-D brain to aid them in surgeries, etc.
Augmented reality (AR) is one of the biggest technology trends right now, and it’s only going to get bigger as AR ready smartphones, tablet computers and other devices become more accessible. AR let us see the real-life environment right in front of us with varied spectrum of applications. The AR industry is growing with plenty of exciting new innovations that are coming up. In view of it’s potential and it’s applications, the AR technology make us feel fascinating. Hence, the future of AR and the transformation that AR will bring to our lives is very certain.