Virtual reality is simple to understand. Everything you see is not real. Augmented reality, on the other hand, was thought of as a puzzle with no certain application. Augmented reality can enhance our ability of seeing things. A good example would be of the Iron Man suit. He can see images of the real world with super-imposed images that help him aim at targets with precision.
There is no doubt however that augmented reality has practical application in the real world. Currently, there are phenomenal augmented reality apps available that can give you a good taste of this technology on your smartphone. Augmented reality can truly alter the manner in which we interact with the world.
Augmented reality is also one of the new and advanced features you’d see in the new iOS 12 powered iPhones that’ll be released this year.
Augmented Reality in surgery
Even the best of the surgeons can make mistakes. They are humans too after all. AR in surgery hasn’t become prevalent in use yet. The idea is still in its nascent stages. Cambridge Consultants, a US-based firm, have come up with an AR model for surgery. What they do is take a 3D image of the patient’s body, project it on his body so that the doctor can see things he otherwise couldn’t have. Nerve damage is a massive risk in surgery. If the doctor is operating close to the nerve then AR coupled with warning sounds could helpful.
Becoming your own Mechanic
In an effort to stand out, all car manufacturers introduce stylish designs. Therefore, there is no set standard of how the inside of your car’s bonnet would look like. That makes it all the more difficult to learn even the most basic things about car repair. Inglobe technologies have come up with a model where the specific location of each and every car part can be viewed on a display. Anyone with no understanding of cars would be able to do basic things when this model available.
German car-makers pride themselves in developing cars of the future. They are always ahead of everyone else. For example, Porsche is now using AR to repair cars.
Enhancing your travel experience
Google maps recently came up with a version of their app with augmented reality. It links your phone’s camera to Google Street View. When you are holding up you will get indicators on the screen to help you navigate.
A similar use could be that of watching historical sight. All you have to do is walk through the locations holding up your phone and facts and figures will appear on your screen. A museum is using AR to see inside a mummy. Imagine if you could do that with your phone!
Application in military
Fighter pilots have to look down on the panels and displays to gather information. This acts as a deterrent to his efficiently flying the plane. That’s why the concept of Heads-Up Display is getting popular in the field of defense research. All the information like atmospheric pressure, wind speed, altitude, and horizon line could be displayed in the helmet pilots usually wear. It could also help him with navigation also.