Infographic – The History and Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not immerse its user into a new environment; it enhances one’s reality by overlaying digital information onto things being viewed on a digital device. Though AR is rising in popularity in 2016, variations of it have been around since 1957 with Mortin Helig’s Sensorama machine as one such example. In 1999, the ARToolKit was…

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Infographic – Catching Augmented Reality Fever With Pokémon Go

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The success of Pokémon Go is undeniable to anyone who has been paying attention this past month since its release on July 6th.  Pokémon Go managed to become the top grossing app on the same day it launched, and shortly after it became the biggest mobile game in US history; beating Candy Crush, Draw Something and Clash Royale. Pokémon Go…

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Infographic – VR and AR in Healthcare

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are both being used in a variety of industries, including education, sports, tourism, and even healthcare. The video game industry is projected to earn the highest revenue at $11.6 billion, but the healthcare industry is right behind them with $5.1 billion. VR and AR can be used for a variety of medical purposes including: diagnostics…

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Infographic – Why You’ll Be Wearing Your Next Computer

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Virtual Reality is projected to be a $30 billion industry by 2020; Augmented Reality, on the other hand, is expected to reach $90 billion in revenue. These new technologies are similar, but people may be wondering about why AR has such a larger project revenue. This gap is largely attributed to AR’s use in everyday life—with the use of a smartphone,…

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Infographic – How VR and AR Will Change the Way We Shop

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have altered the landscape of several industries including: the military, medicine, entertainment, education, and more. Brands such as Land Rover, Boeing, Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face, Lego, and more, are capitalizing on this and have incorporated VR and AR into their business. 66% of consumers say they are interested in shopping in Virtual Reality, which…

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The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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List updated on 9/16/2016 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are new technologies which have been making all kinds of waves recently; but VR and AR are not only going to be used for gaming, several companies are exploring applications for VR and AR to be used in education. Around 90% of what we see and do is retained, which is something…

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Infographic – Augmented Reality’s Success in Marketing

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Augmented Reality enhances one’s real world perspective, different than Virtual Reality which immerses the user in a completely different realm. AR can overlay text onto store items and tourist attractions, which provides added insights about the product or attraction at hand. AR is a highly valuable resource for marketers; it allows consumers to interact in both the digital and physical…

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