Top 7 Real-World Applications of Augmented Reality in 2020

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Top 7 Real-World Applications of Augmented Reality in 2020

AR Turning Vision into Reality!

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging field and it is set to have a big impact on every single known industry. From education to manufacturing, we are about to witness an AR revolution that will not only change how the industry works, but also provides a way of turning vision into reality. Just think, what if the training of the medical staff of a hospital or armed forces personnel can be done using the AR setup. It is a scientifically proven fact that visuals are more effective than text. You learn better from 5 images than 1000 words! Therefore, the majority of content in this blog is visuals to enhance grasping of the subject matter. After all, we are talking about Augmented Reality.

Healthcare

“AR revolutionizing medical training.”

  • Operating MRI equipments
  • Performing complex surgeries
  • Learning human anatomy
  • Medical training
  • Creating digital 3D images

Design & Modeling

“AR set to have a big impact on the design industry.”

  • Interior designing
  • Finalizing products
  • Making virtual on-the-spot changes
  • Preparing design layouts
  • 3D product designing and modeling

Education

“Classroom learning will be more fun using AR.”

  • Enhancing learning experience
  • Making dynamic science models
  • Creating fun facts overlays
  • Digital rendering of the chapters
  • Smart labs and classes

Armed Forces

“AR platforms as front wheels in armed forces training.”

  • Shooting practice
  • Flight training
  • Improving night vision
  • Targeting enemy
  • Developing hearing aids

Entertainment

“AR will scale up the entertainment game in 2020.”

  • Enhancing customer experience
  • 3D product recommendations
  • Virtual gaming
  • Providing FPP experience
  • Creating realistic video effects

Broadcasting & Advertising

“Say no to safety and security Issues.”

  • Creating brand awareness
  • Boosting customer engagement
  • Digital delivery
  • Improved storytelling
  • Making interactive catalogs

Retail

“Shopping won’t ever be the same now.”

  • Price and quality comparison
  • Product customization
  • Maintaining good customer relationships
  • Face-mapping technology
  • Print and video marketing

AR: The Future Envelope

Simply put, AR will be everywhere in the near future. AR also has a very close relationship with Artificial Intelligence that boosts up its importance. With recent advancements in app development technology, mobile application AR is going to be the next show stopper.

Leading Companies/Startups in India developing AR-based devices and apps: