One technology that’s raising quite a stir across various industries and markets is augmented reality (AR). It is a reality-based and type of interactive environment that superimposes a virtual image on top of the user’s real-world image to enrich the user experience with enhanced sound, text, display, and effects. AR employs computerized simulation and other techniques like recognition, image, animation, and powered display environments to enhance the natural environment. In delivering a unified view of the world, augmented reality combines both computer images and real scenes.
In the early 1990s, AR systems were invented that provided immersive and missed real-life like experience to users. The journey of AR began with the Virtual Fixtures system that was developed at the Armstrong laboratory of the United States Air Force in the year 1992. The first commercial augmented reality experience was introduced in the field of gaming and entertainment business. Moreover, the application of AR started increasing across different commercial industries as well, including medicine, education, communications, and more.