As with almost any industry or profession that deals with the built environment, architecture stands to benefit immensely from advances in augmented reality (AR) technologies.
AR technology involves enhancing or “augmenting” a user’s interactions with the physical world by overlaying digital information on top of what he or she perceives via an audio-visual interface.
The interfaces can assume an extremely broad range of forms, invariably those that are portable or even wearable for reasons of convenience.
These include handheld devices such as tablet computers or smart phones, as well as more specialized, wearable interfaces designed specifically to suit the purposes of augmented reality, such as head-mounted displays and smart glasses.
“A myriad of futuristic AR and VR enabled devices are entering the market beyond the standard smartphone and tablet – Oculus Rift, Epson, MoverIO, Samsung Gear and Google Glass to name a few,” said Thomas West, managing director of Australian AR provider Sydney Interactive. “For $3 Google Cardboard can transform almost any smartphone into a wearable VR headset.
“While still fledgling technologies they are showing much promise in bridging imagination with reality.”
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