augmented reality


Definition of augmented reality

: an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera) also : the technology used to create augmented reality

Examples of augmented reality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is huge potential to apply extended reality (XR) technologies – namely, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – to healthcare. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The next-generation wireless tech could have several use cases in new-age tech such as driverless automobiles, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), cloud computing, and smart devices under Internet-of-Things. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 10 June 2021 For example, that might mean augmented reality (AR) overlays in a map app. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 Google will also surely debut some software tricks that make use of its latest advancements in machine intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality. Michael Calore, Wired, 17 May 2021 But that's exactly what's driving the construction industry forward, enabling projects to be built better, faster, safer, cheaper and greener using machine control, virtual and augmented reality and remote technology. Mark Schwartz, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Immersive environments like virtual and augmented reality and holographic telepresence make more sense than ever. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 9 May 2021 For example, having voice solutions, augmented reality or mobile interactions — all leading to a front-end solution that manages the employee-customer interaction and workflow — focuses on driving sales and service. Nadir Hirji, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 An augmented reality compass that’s visible at the top of the field of view allows soldiers to constantly get their bearings without removing the goggles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of augmented reality

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of augmented reality was in 1992

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18 Jun 2021

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“Augmented reality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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