While virtual reality completely immersed your senses in a world that exists only in the digital realm, augmented reality takes this real world and projected digital images and sounds in it. Both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is a concept of reality mediated. What is it, where a computer system, changes our perception of reality to the world “real”.
This means that many things can be described as augmented reality. The display screens we see in some planes and cars that can show things like “a target distance”, GPS position or the current speed are a form of augmented reality. digital avatars of some musicians like Michael Jackson died projected on a screen the illusion that they are there.
But nevertheless, when we hear about augmented reality these days, usually it refers to a more sophisticated interactive application. Where digital objects as 3D models or videos are projected on our vision of reality as if you were actually there.
The type of augmented reality that most likely find uses a series of sensors (including a camera), computer components and a display device to create the illusion of virtual objects in the real world.
Thanks to the popularity of smartphones, they have all the necessary components, They have emerged a multitude of augmented reality applications. Normally it is a 2D image printed on something that could be defined as a movie poster. Once the augmented reality application recognizes the target through the chamber, processes the image and somehow increases with images and sound. By using intelligent algorithms and other sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, the device can maintain augmented reality elements aligned with the image of the real world. In addition, Digital images can be projected directly onto physical objects.
The scope of use of augmented reality is very broad, and not only for the world of video games. In medicine, for instance, augmented reality can project information directly on the body of a patient. Military use is also important in this type of technology, soldiers can carry display screens in their heads where they can view tagged information about real-world objects or other relevant data for a mission.
It appears that the augmented reality, over time, it will introduce more in our lives. Thanks to this technology is likely to change the way we work with computers or other technological devices.