Augmented Reality (AR) Augmented
Reality is a new trend that is about to take the world by storm.
What is AR?
AR or Augmented Reality is sometimes referred to as Mixed Reality and is the use of a device like a smartphone or the new Microsoft HoloLens to give the user an enhanced reality.
Imagine reality with a virtual overlay, a HUD (Heads up Display) and the ability to interact with virtual things in the real world. Augmented Reality has many potential uses, from providing information & Digital media that cannot fit on signs & Billboards, for example: How often do you see a plaque or statue and wonder what the story was behind the person or piece of art?
One of the reasons the information is not available is because of space and gravity.
Yep the thing that keeps us pinned to the ground is also one of our greatest limitations.
Imagine being able to point your phone at a Plague (or even better just look at it though your HoloLens) and being able to read a full story & look at images about the person and the purpose of the plague, what about watching a video about it or how about hearing the story from the person themselves!!
Introducing Augmented Reality & The Microsoft HoloLens
Video Source Direct from the Official Microsoft HoloLens Channel