Augmented Reality applications
This are some of the areas in which it has been implemented this technology:
- Educational projects.
Museums, exhibitions or theme parks already offer information about objects, places and even landscapes from the past.
Quick Response (QR) codes, similar to bar codes, are already being used for this purpose. They can be scanned with a smartphone to offer extra information about a certain product.
It is commonly used to broadcast sport events. In football it is used, for example, to show offsides. In swimming, the arrivals to the finish line and new records. In tennis, the outs.
The videogame industry is the most popular area in which this technology has been used this past years. Some examples that implement the augmented reality are Pokemon Go, Ingress, ARQuake Project or Can you see me now?
It can be used to simulate flights or terrestrial paths.
- Emergency services or military tactics.
To show evacuation instructions, maps, enemies, etc.
It enables the opportunity of showing projects under construction over blueprints.
- Complex tasks support.
Useful in assembly or maintenance works, surgeries, etc.
- Navigation devices.
It can improve the space navigation systems.
- Industrial applications.
Helps with digital data of physical models, pilot experiences, prototypes, etc.
In areas like hidrology, ecology, geology it can be really useful.
Virtual tours through different cities are possible with augmented reality.
Pointing the phone towards certain buildings, shops, restaurants, relevant information or special offers can be served at any point in time to the user.