The word augment means to make something greater by adding to it. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes or layers virtual information onto real life. The digital information enhances, makes greater, our ability to navigate and explore the real-world environment.
If you haven’t yet heard the term Augmented Reality, it’s likely you are familiar with an application of the technology. Perhaps the best known application is Pokémon Go, the smartphone app that took the world by storm last July and brought AR into the public’s consciousness.
Virtual Reality, in technical terms, is used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person with standard input and through output devices.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a preferred topic of discussion at various forums today due to its immense potential to recreate real world scenarios into operative visual experiences. There are many sectors where this technology can do wonders. Augmented Reality is a field of computer science where “a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.