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Engineers and scientists have long been fascinated with the notion of seeing what’s not visible to the naked eye.

These days, augmented reality is helping users view their physical environment by overlaying it with computer-generated sensory input such as graphics, video, sound, or GPS data. Whereas a number of technologies allow us to get a picture of what’s obscured (such as x-rays) or get diagnostic reports (such as sensor test output), augmented reality affords us better vision: The ability to see what’s visible and what’s not visible.


Mouser’s Augmented Reality eBook is comprised of seven valuable articles from experts across a variety of industries to help readers gain a better understanding of real-world applications for Augmented Reality. Below, we invite you to explore highlights from the eBook and download a free copy.

Augmented reality applications have the unique potential to provide the right information at the right time in the right place.

By Deborah S. Ray, Editor

eBook Highlight

Beyond Gaming to Real-World Solutions

By Peter Brown for Mouser Electronics


This article explores a variety of augmented reality pilot programs and applications across multiple industries, including healthcare, law enforcement, education, logistics, construction, and more. As you’ll see, AR is being transformed into a platform for use across multiple industries for practical uses—a technology that could go from simple pilot projects today to something people use every day as part of their daily lives.

Augmented Reality is Transforming Multiple Industries

The Next-Generation of Healthcare
Augmented reality has found a home in the healthcare space with the technology being used as a preventive measure to provide healthcare professionals to receive data in a non-traditional way. Read about how healthcare giant Cigna's BioBall uses an interactive game to test for blood pressure and body mass index and how the University of Maryland's Augmentarium virtual & AR lab are improving how ultrasounds are done in the eBook.
Putting Old Knowledgein New Formats
Meanwhile, AR is opening up new ways to teach kids a variety of subjects they might or might not be interested in learning or, in some cases, help those that have trouble in class catch up with the rest of the students. AR also creates new types of learning by transporting “old knowledge” into a new format. Read how the University of Helsinki and Shifu's Orboot use new tech to teach in the eBook.
The New Boardroom
Projection-based augmented reality is emerging as a new way to cast virtual elements in the real world without the use of bulky headgear or glasses. That’s why this type of AR is becoming a popular alternative for use in the home or office. Learn about how start-ups Lampix and Lightform are working on projection-based augmented reality for use in the boardroom, retail displays, hospitality, digital signage and more in our eBook.
From Finding Tiny DNAto the Vastness of Space
Meaningful and useful is what companies and think-tanks are working on worldwide. In fact, augmented reality is finding its way into just about every industry and market, at least in a pilot phases. The eBook highlights how FleetBoard is working on a logistics tracking app that helps truck drivers with pre-departure checklists as well as how Delft University is working with first responders on utilizing AR as a tool in crime scene investigation.

“AR has to be seamlessly integrated into everyday life in order to make sense. When it gets to that point, applications are endless, and it really has the potential to improve and make a lot of our activities more fluent.”

– Mihai Dumitrescu, Lampix CTO and co-founder

The reality of widely-used practical AR applications is on the horizon.

Companies around the world are already demonstrating the potential for using AR to solve real-world problems and needs. Industries such as law enforcement, education, logistics, construction, and others are prototyping and using AR technologies and reporting promising outcomes, such as training, monitoring, and collaboration that’s more effective and efficient.


Engineering New Realities in Augmented Reality

By Grant Imahara, Mouser Electronics

In this video, Grant checks out an AR helmet developed by DAQRI for use in construction, city planning, and much more.  You can also read Grant’s commentary on Engineering New Realities in Augmented Reality in our eBook.

Our Augmented Reality eBook Also Includes the Following Content

Augmented Reality Improves Medical Education and Health Care

Vision System and Photometric Sensors Bring Augmented Reality into View

Augmented Reality in Architecture: Building Bridges or Just Castles in the Air?

DIY Augmented Reality Possible with a Simple 8-bit MCU

Our Partners

These companies are advancing augmented reality with their products.


Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.


Intel® makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future. Many may know Intel® as the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors, but Intel® does so much more. Intel® invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.


Analog Devices, acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector utilizing cultural pillars such as innovation, performance, and excellence.


Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

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