Augmented Reality

What is Augmented reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of aphysical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match.

What platform does it run on?
Automotive Navigation System
Gaming platforms
Museums

What dose this involve?
Entertainment
Military

Origin/History
*Eariler tools

  1. LinceoVR

Today's version

  1. Automatic Navigator system
  2. pokemon Go gaming

Case Study

Automotive Navigation System
-AR can augment the effectiveness of navigation devices. Information can be displayed on an automobile's windshield indicating destination directions and meter, weather, terrain, road conditions and traffic information as well as alerts to potential hazards in their path. Aboard maritime vessels, AR can allow bridge watch-standers to continuously monitor important information such as a ship's heading and speed while moving throughout the bridge or performing other tasks.

Video Games
-Augmented reality allowed video game players to experience digital game play in a real world environment and one of the most famous and representative game is “Pokemon Go” which is published in july 2016. In the game, players use a mobile device's GPS ability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player. So if we noticed that someone is concentrate on finding something with a phone on the street or park, he or she must be playing “ Pokemon Go”.

Exhibition
-AR could add additional information to the objects in museums more straightforwardly, providing a better experience more detailed information to audiences. AR systems are offered in some museums today.

Strength and challenges

Strength
Has connection to real world
Provide unique gaming experience
Has multiple applications

Weakness
Is binded to reality and cannot present too much computer generated visions.
Require rather more hardwares

Future

Since the game published, it quickly became a global phenomenon and was one of the most used and profitable mobile apps in 2016, having been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide. So base on the success of “Pokemon go”, I believe the combination of the AR technology and video game will be widely utilized and accepted by people around the world in the future.

Augmented Reality can be connected to multiple approaches in the metaverse roadmap. For instance, it could be combined with
Virtual Worlds to create better experiences.

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