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Mobile AR Technology



Using digital information to enhance the real world is what augmented reality is all about. The following design could be used to demonstrate AR in a typical manner. The image remains static when viewed with the naked eye. With appropriate apps running on a tablet or smartphone, the image becomes alive. The technology behind Augmented Reality is the result of decades of research in electronics and computers. Image recognition can be used for a variety of applications. An AR app analyses information from mobile devices' cameras. The software looks for identifiable features that indicate the camera is pointed at the painting. Once the software is confident the camera is pointed the right way, it can overlay graphic on top of the image of the painting. It is possible to view a subject from various angles with many AR apps. Your view of the information will also adjust to look like you're looking at a real three-dimensional object. To accomplish this, you need a graphics engine and processor that can change the image in real time while still anchoring it to the physical world around you. While the principles of AR date back decades, we’ve only recently reached the right level of sophistication with technology to pull it off well. And while many AR apps rely on handheld devices, the hope is that in the future we’ll have glasses or headsets that incorporate AR into them seamlessly. AR has hundreds of potential applications, from entertainment to communication to education. An encyclopaedic, tourist guide, repair manual, and encyclopaedia all in one AR app could transform the physical world around you.