Augmented Reality

From snapchat filters, surgical procedures to maps for airplanes; the technological advancement that is Augmented Reality has been increasing in today’s society . Augmented reality or AR for short is a term that was born in 1992 when scientist , Thomas P Caudell was helping develop Boeing 747; the first wide-body airplane ever produced. He came up with the idea to install the maps and coordinates in the airplane’s window where the pilot was; giving him an easy access to the maps. Thus the concept of Augmented Reality was born.

But, What exactly Augmented Reality? Is a piece of technology that expands our physical world, adding layers of digital information to it. Augmented reality maintains the user’s physical visual field and adds virtual elements to our world. What does increase the information that we have of the physical world in which we move, and not replace it. In today’s society, AR can be used in interactive concepts such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. It can be used in two ways : for entertainment (Pokemon Go! app) or for profesional (Measure app) used. Thanks to this technology you can add visual information to reality, and create all kinds of interactive experiences.

Here’s a link to my diigo account : https://www.diigo.com/user/ana_sofia53

Here’s a link to the slideshare presentation : https://bit.ly/2Qdfekj

 

 

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