Augmented reality (AR) is already used in companies today, for example in manufacturing or for the collaboration of distributed teams. The second generation of applications is already significantly more mature and indicates what possibilities AR offers today and for the future.
Augmented reality is the computer-aided extension of reality. The user sees the real environment and via an end device, such as AR glasses or a tablet, gets additional information that is shown in the form of graphics, data or videos. This differentiates AR from virtual reality, which completely simulates the environment.
Thanks to augmented reality, in the manufacturing sector employees can re-enact complex assembly instructions or maintenance tasks step-by-step. Complex courses of training are reduced and the work is organized more efficiently.
In the real estate sector virtual objects can be projected in real space. Thus an abstract idea becomes tangible and complexity in the planning of buildings is reduced.
BICCnet is studying the application possibilities of augmented reality and is bringing traditional companies together with service providers from the AR environment.