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Augmented Reality and its Applications across Industries
Augmented reality is a computer generated image that provides a composite view of the real world objects. It’s an interactive experience where real-world objects are augmented using computer-based perceptual information. Augmented reality has impacted many industries today and helped them to increase their efficiency. From interactive weather report to healthcare applications, to helping fighter pilots, Augmented Reality has really come of age in recent years. Let's delve deeper into the uses of augmented reality for multiple applications:
Healthcare services: augmented has been used by many applications like MRI equipment handling, surgeries, and many other procedures. AR is also used in medical training. AR helps medical students to view the human body without dissecting one or without having to watch live operations. For example, Cleveland Clinic at the Case Western Reserve University teaches its students human anatomy using AR headsets. AR also helps the doctors to perform complex surgeries without using the traditional cameras and probes, for example, magic Loupe improves the doctor’s view of a patient’s inside by integrating with ODG and HoloLens.
Automobiles: Automobile companies are trying out AR to help mechanics during servicing and maintenance of their customer’s cars, for example, Porsche introduced Tech Live look app which allows service engineers to connect with its Atlanta based service headquarters and get real-time assistance by using the ODG smart glasses. Companies are also providing its users to view an automobile and customize it according to their requirement using the AR app on their phones.
Fighter Jets Helmets: The helmets in a fighter jet are designed to provide a 360-degree view to the pilots around their planes. The helmets are designed to use the AR features like real-time footage using the external cameras that are installed around the jets. This eliminates the risk of any blind spots for a pilot. Pilots can also zoom on any area using the external cameras. AR also provides digital night vision, weapon system information, and target system information to the pilots.
Television broadcasts: Augmented reality has helped to make the weather reports more interactive. AR is also used in the sporting events or any other live news reporting. AR has helped the students to understand esoteric educational documentaries.
Interior Designing and architectures: AR technology has come as a boon to the architects and interior designers. AR allows them to visualize and add any additional modifications during the planning phase only. AR also allows the professionals to take a tour of their design using the AR headsets.