FAQ: Augmented reality

What is Augmented reality [AR]?

Augmented reality is the overlay of digital components into the real-world environment. Usually, this always involves a mobile device that helps to bring out the virtual elements into the real world.

How does an AR app work?

An AR app requires an AR camera. Apart from that, the user can start the app and open the camera to scan the markers on a printed paper or a digital image. The result can be an image, a video and even audio. If the augmentation involves a 3D model, once the user scans the marker, the app will detect the 3D figure and download it to display it in the real-world environment.

What is the difference between Augmented reality [AR] and Virtual reality [VR]?

As explained above, augmented reality is the overlay of digital elements into the real world, whereas virtual reality is a completely digitalized environment. To understand the basics, VR replaces the real world with computer-generated elements and AR adds computer-generated elements to the real world.

How can I use AR?

AR has a lot of uses. Games and filters, Packaging and retail, E-commerce marketing and advertising, real estate and much more.

What hardware does AR require?

Any mobile device, smartphone or tablet with Android 4.0.3+/ iOS 8.0+ can support AR apps.

When was augmented reality created?

Augmented reality technology was invented in 1968

Is augmented reality 3D?

3D overlays are a part of augmented reality.

Who invented augmented reality?

Ivan Sutherland’s development of the first head-mounted display system was when augmented reality was created

Is augmented reality artificial intelligence?

No, augmented reality is not artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is the intelligence demonstrated by the machines. Augmented reality is a display of computer-generated information in the real world.

What is the future of augmented reality?

Augmented reality has the ability to enhance and improve our everyday actions. It has the potential to help individuals make wiser decisions with the available information. It provides us with interactive and entertained surroundings. AR is making space in every industry as the days pass by. AR is the future.