Basic concept of augmented reality
Under Augmented Reality (AR) or in Russian “augmented reality” is understood the perception of reality, expanded with the help of computer capabilities, for example, using mobile phones.
Often, this term is also understood as a visual representation of information, which, in particular, can be found in museums, where with the help of gadgets, by pointing them at a picture, you can get additional information that will be displayed on the screen. Applications that are able to translate text from an image are also a form of augmented reality.
Television has been using this technology for some time now when broadcasting sports matches, for example in football to show the distance of a free kick with a line superimposed on the picture.
The main concept of augmented reality is that, unlike virtual reality, it represents the provision of additional information, and not immersion in another world. Augmented reality is able to use all the human senses, so its application can be called universal.
Areas of application of augmented reality
Augmented reality can be used in almost any field to facilitate the solution of various problems. Here are some practical ways to apply augmented reality:
- Augmented reality can be used in construction to calculate and display the stability of a building.
- In medicine, it can help the operating doctor “look” into human organs.
- Augmented reality can be seen in everyday life, for example, in cars in the form of a Head-Up-Display indicator, which displays information on the windshield to facilitate navigation.
It is with the help of programs that work with AR that you can virtually place furniture in an apartment or see how they will be located using an image resembling a hologram.
An excellent assistant AR can be for search and rescue services, which will facilitate the search for survivors in destroyed buildings. Even in the scientific field, for example, in geology, AR can be useful. It will make it possible to create, for example, maps with 3D holograms, on which it will be possible to designate rock layers.
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