Whether you are an engineer, fashion designer, architect, car enthusiast or gamer, AR is here to upgrade the world around you.
It creates an overlay to your current space, and using a camera or an AR headset you can now experience a new reality.
The system tracks your environment and can add 3D objects or UI information to the space seen by your device. In other words it’s a magic!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a thousand pictures, then this immersive experience is worth a thousand videos. It creates experience and memory.
Which industries are the most likely to use these technologies?
Do you remember that awesome show The Magic School Bus? Where the teacher Ms. Frizzle takes her class on wild field trips exploring a wide variety of science topics including, invasive species, weather hazards, schools of fish, the rock cycle, magnets, allergies, camouflage, states of matter, satellites, glaciers, brain and nervous system, and deep sea exploration? You thought this was possible only in a cartoon?
Well this is no longer fiction. With proper AR headsets we can send the whole class on a trip just like the ones in the show.
The students wearing headsets will see content tracked in their real environment. Everyone will see it at the same position which allows the teachers further interaction and description. These experiences are always more memorable than reading about it in a text book.
Whether it is the Brain Power app, helping children with the educational challenges of autism, or the Echo system app, using current medical image datasets to enable doctors to see patient specific anatomy in an open 3D space.
Remember X-man’s HUD view through his helmet? With this technology we can have it all now!
3. Air and space
Headsets can help solve variety of problems. If a pilot has a problem in their cockpit, UI displayed with their AR headset will suggest what they should do.
Big motion pictures like Star Wars have released AR apps to generate a great experience and memory connected to the brand.
Watch this video to see how AR turned dreamlike pictures from Star Wars into reality.
In my last job I worked on apps for the Automotive industry. It worked great, and I believe it can definitely help sell products when used in showrooms.
With AR apps and tablets, customers were able to change the color of the car, see different assistance systems, and view additional information.
6. Architecture & Real Estate
Architecture has been using with VR longer than anyone else. It is all about creating experiences for the clients. AR also has a big potential here in terms of Interior design.
You can simply come to your new home and fill it up with digital furniture and decoration, just to see how it feels.
If you fall in love with the way it looks, let your dreams come true, and have it set up like that for real.
I don’t know about you, but I am excited for this technology to take off. It offers endless opportunities! I hope it will help reduce waste produced by making products we won’t really need any more, since we will be able to display them in our environment digitally and even interact with them.
What if you could reduce buying all TVs, laptops, books, phones? You could just use an AR headset to have the content displayed in front of you. It would be just like the old screen but displayed through your goggles. Does it sound like a fiction? I don’t think so!
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