Augmented reality is used in a variety of ways but all with the aim of enriching our everyday lives. The idea is to enhance your view of the real world by overlaying it with computer graphics which also changes your perception.
Examples of areas where augmented reality is used include:
- Military applications
- The arts
Other areas include art, leisure and tourism and the workplace. Many of these areas have also used virtual reality as both of these forms of technology enable them to simplify complex subjects or improve the ‘user experience’.
User experience is an important aspect of this technology but there are additional benefits which include a training tool, prototype model, collaborative aid, 3D simulation, tour guide and interactive performance. These are all offshoots of this technology which change the way we look at things in new and exciting ways.