augmented reality


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

augmented reality

(1) A recent evolution of the term, augmented reality (AR) can refer to any alteration made to an image or video. For example, adding eyeglasses, a mustache or a different hair style to a person's face may be called AR. See Snap Camera and virtual background.

(2) The primary definition of augmented reality (AR) is that images and video are superimposed onto the real world as seen on TV or any display device (see examples below). In contrast, virtual reality (VR) requires a headset and is entirely immersive. See virtual reality, mixed reality, Windows Mixed Reality, smart glasses, Google Tango and augmented virtuality.


Augmented Reality - 1st and Ten
An indispensable feature in TV football is Sportvision's yellow first-down line, which looks as if it were actually painted on the field. (Image courtesy of Sportvision, Inc., www.smt.com)







Olympic Swimming
Without the swimmers' names overlaid on the lanes, it becomes extremely difficult to follow the action. This image from the 2020 Olympics (held over to 2021) was taken from the TV screen.







Get Travel Directions
This early Google Glass example shows the wearer being alerted and given the option to receive directions by foot or bus (see Google Glass and spatial computing glasses). (Images courtesy of Google Inc.)


Get Travel Directions
This early Google Glass example shows the wearer being alerted and given the option to receive directions by foot or bus (see Google Glass and spatial computing glasses). (Images courtesy of Google Inc.)







HoloLens Goggles
The Microsoft HoloLens goggles enables workers to move around their environment while viewing objects created as 3D holograms (see Windows Mixed Reality). (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
The patent also describes the possibilities with this augmented reality device: "An augmented reality device may be applied to a helmet or an eyeglass and may be arranged to locate holographic see-through optical devices at the respective eyes of a user.
Augmented reality, on the other hand, layers computer generated enhancements, like digital images and graphics, over an existing reality.
For a company that began as a way for college students to see pictures of each other, Facebook's move toward augmented reality represents another step in its long evolution.
Use the activity guide with the goggles to discover more about the wonders of space as you also see augmented reality planet images come to life.
If Niantic, or the next augmented reality creator, decides to expand the bounds of its world to private noncommercial landowners, some other lease and land rights questions could arise.
Since Augmented Reality technology is today employed in various industries including healthcare, public safety, gas and oil, tourism and marketing, the workshop aimed at analysing Augmented Reality technology, design and development; exploring user studies associated with mobile Augmented Reality; and providing participants with knowledge and skills required to develop their Augmented Reality experiences.
Augment offers users the capability to simulate their products in 3D augmented reality at scale in real-time in real environments, all from the convenience of their smartphones or tablets.
Through augmented reality, a user can create a training environment in an area that is not necessarily suited for a live engagement, he said.
Mobile Augmented Reality A Perception Or Reality: Reality is the preview of the perception articulated through sensory mind maps.
Wiseguyreports.Com Adds "Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Apps -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2024" To Its Research Database
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 19, 2019--Toyota to launch augmented reality campaign for 2020 GR Supra

Full browser ?