Augmented Reality In Digital Technology

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Augmented-Reality is defined as the process of superimposing digitally rendered images onto our real-world surroundings, giving a sense of an illusion or virtual reality. Augmented-Reality applications are advantageous, innovative and an overall brilliant invention. It has had origins dated as early as the 1950s but has become more significant in the mid-1990s. The invention of augmented-reality has definitely evolved from only displaying 2D images, to becoming more of synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organize. Today it is recognized in three main characteristics: It combines real world with virtual world, it is interactive in real time and lastly, it is registered in 3D which allows viewers to have a better visual of the object they are viewing. In the future, it is said that Augmented-Reality will be able to evoke our other senses such as sound, smell and taste. …show more content…
Head-Mounted Display (HMD) is a display device that is worn on the head or worn with a helmet. They generally include one or two small display lenses and semi-transparent mirrors incorporated in the helmet. Though it is known for its usage in video games, it is not limited to only that. HMD’s are used for: human research, engineering and scientific visualization, and training and simulation to name a few.
Contact lens or bionic contact lens contains special elements such as LEDs and antennas for wireless communication. In the U.S Military, they have contact lens that are designed to function with augmented reality spectacles which allows soldiers to simultaneously focus on close-to-the-eye AR images and distant real world objects. This is without a doubt useful for soldiers who are on the

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