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
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
“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
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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