Augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays additional information on top of that.
If you’re still not clear on what AR is, then all you have to do is go back and remember the moment Pokémon Go took the internet by storm. The game revolves around players catching digital monsters. Similarly, apps like Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram offer users filters that overlay animated images on users’ faces.
Now you may be wondering how this technology can reshape or transform our future. Augmented Reality could bring a lot of changes and development to various industries. Let’s find out what they are.
We all dream of living in the perfectly designed house that boasts our style and statement. With augmented reality, that dream could come true. AR uses interactive computer generated imagery, allowing buyers to visualize the finished property while it is still under construction. The benefit of this technology in the real estate industry is that it can transform all 2D models, such as plans and photos, into 3D models for easy interaction by buyers.
Builders and realtors will find it convenient to showcase properties with such an immersive experience. And not only that, interested buyers can also modify the color, furniture, size of the room and more depending on how they would like the entire design to look. Visualizing your finished property with AR even before it is built is an advantageous marketing tool for selling a property.
Online shopping is slowly taking over the traditional way of shopping. However, it is the uncertainty that prevents shoppers from buying things online. AR making its way into the shopping industry could definitely move potential buyers towards online shopping. With the growth of augmented reality in the store, customers can see products in a very realistic way in their preferred environment.
It will also be easier for marketers to share product catalogs with up-to-date information. Additionally, shopping experiences can be enhanced with AR glasses available at every retail store or supermarket. These glasses will display all product prices, design and specifications to shoppers as they shop. Augmented Reality could definitely change the way people shop.
The travel industry is another sector that augmented reality could revolutionize. Although virtual reality has a bigger role to play in the travel industry, augmented reality could still be seen as a game changer. Augmented reality-based apps on smartphones will help tourists and travelers to check and find nearby local tourist attractions and translate billboards and signs instantly into their native language.
Also, exploring and visiting local attractions, theme parks and zoos with augmented reality will help travelers to have the most extraordinary trip. The technology will display 3D models of landmarks and take travelers back in time by showing them the evolution brought over time. AR for the travel industry is not just about the fun factor, it also adds an educational element for travelers.
While people are getting used to being transported into a 3D world that doesn’t really exist with virtual reality headsets, augmented reality is already being used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to save many lives. However, this not all. Augmented reality can be of great help to healthcare organizations by helping them streamline their existing processes. AR will provide surgeons with a deep understanding of the risks involved in minimally invasive surgeries and help them perform effectively.
Previous surgeries required different types of monitors that would display the patient’s vital statistics through an endoscopic camera. Leaving all these hassles behind, doctors can wear AR smart glasses that will display all relevant information while performing surgery and help them focus on the task at hand.
Augmented reality in the education sector could be a huge game changer in terms of how children learn. The technology will provide students with immersive content that will help them understand the concepts. With the help of attractive 3D models, students can understand complex information in an easier way, giving them a broader understanding of the topics.
In our dynamic times, museums and historic sites have incorporated AR features into their exhibits to keep pace with technology. This is a great way for people to explore and gain additional informational insights. AR is all about exploration, which eventually leads students towards learning and understanding. This is beneficial for both technology and the education industry.
There is no doubt that Augmented Reality will reshape more than just these five industries. As devices adapt to new technology, the growth of Augmented Reality is exponentially huge. With so many positive advantages, AR could fundamentally change what it is to be human