The biggest technological trend spreading across the world is Augmented Reality (AR). AR allows the user to see the real-life environment with a digital augmentation overlaid on it as augmented reality is a highly visual and interactive method of superimposing digital content like sounds, videos, GPS, and graphics onto real work environments with the help of a lens.

Types of Augmented reality applications can easily be delivered on mainstream devices such as smartphones, tablets, and. It is seeking its way into different industries to enhance the workflow. Moreover, reputed companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram are utilizing Augmented Reality software and applications to enhance the productivity of their platform and create fun filters for the users. 

Types of Augmented Reality applications

The best part of Augmented Reality is that it is accessible to the ordinary user with the help of smartphones. This ease of accessibility is the primary reason why AR is demanded in multiple sectors.

Different types of Augmented reality includes:

Marker-Based AR: 

Marker-Based AR is also called Image Recognition or Recognition based AR. This type of AR provides the user more information about the object after it focuses on the recognition of objects.

How does it work? 

This AR detects the object in front of the camera and provides information about the object on the screen. The recognition of the object is based on the marker where it replaces the marker on the screen with a 3D version of the corresponding object. Therefore, the user can get more information about the object in more detail and from various angles. Apart from that while rotating the marker, the user can also rotate the 3D imagery as well. This acts as a reference for the AR app running on the system.

Marker-less Augmented Reality: 

Markerless Augmented Reality, also known as Location-based AR, is one of the most widely implemented applications in the industry. The primary reason for this wide implementation is the easy availability of the features in the smartphones that provide location detection. This type of app is mostly used to help travelers. Moreover, it helps users to discover interesting places within their current location. 

How does this work? 

The methodology of this AR is by reading data from the mobile’s GPS, digital compass and accelerometer while predicting where the user is focusing. 

This AR is all about adding location information on screen about the objects that can be seen from the user’s camera.

Projection Augmented Reality

One of the simplest types of AR, also known as spatial Augmented Reality, uses projectors to overlay AR content directly over real-life objects using projection mapping techniques. Projection-based AR is appealing and interactive where light is blown onto a surface and the interaction is done by touching the projected surface. It allows the user to take different objects into consideration and their structure in order to study in-depth. This technology is used in multiple industries.

How does it work?

Projected AR uses multiple projectors and vision sensors to display step-by-step interactive graphics onto any work surface. Compared to tablet-based and wearable AR, the flexibility of projected AR for manufacturing applications is more practical and precise.

Superimposition Based Augmented Reality

The word itself explains the superimposition of the objects. The Superimposition Based Augmented Reality replaces, fully or partially, the real vision of an object to show you an ‘augmented’ version of it. This AR provides a replacement view of the object in focus. 

How does this work?

This is done by replacing the entire or partial view with an augmented view of the object. Here object recognition plays a vital role where replacing a view of an object with an augmented view is done.

Augmented Reality has brought tremendous changes to the current market by bridging the gap between imagination and reality. The potential of AR technology has evolved ample opportunities in existing businesses.

Therefore, if you are interested and looking forward to an opportunity in augmented reality, contact Augment Works, a reliable and experienced augmented reality app development company that offers customized and quality solutions to its clients. To know more details, visit:   

Ghanshyam Sharma
Ghanshyam Sharma