What is AR (Augmented reality)?

AR is Augmented Reality which is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated information. It is an enhanced version of the real world that is achieved through the use of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory devices delivered via technology. AR can be defined as a system that incorporates three basic features: a combination of real and virtual worlds, real-time interaction, and accurate 3D registration of virtual and real objects.

Augmented Reality apps are software applications that are able to merge the digital visual content into the user’s real-world environment. AR continues to develop and become a number one application among a wide range of apps. Augmented reality’s benefit could extend to the healthcare sector, where it can play a very important role by enabling users to see highly detailed, 3D images of different body systems to see a target image. Augmented Reality uses the existing real-world environment and puts virtual information on top of it to enhance the user experience.

Real use cases for Augmented Reality include Medical training, Retail, repair and maintenance, design and modeling, business logistics, tourism industry, classroom education, field service, entertainment properties, and public safety.