Augmented Reality has become one of the trending innovations in the technology market. It has opened up a number of business opportunities with its increasing competitors all around the world. It creates a more efficient work environment with its enhanced technology. A total of 3.5 million mobile AR users is expected this year. And overall, by the year 2025 AR market is expected to grow as much as $198 billion.
1. 10 Augmented Reality Trends of 2022
1.1 Development in Mobile Augmented Reality
Mobile augmented reality has many advantages, making it the focus of much of the technology’s interest. Since mobile is very easy to carry and use than most other devices, it has a higher demand in the market. And a lot of consumers already have an AR-capable smartphone so they don’t need to purchase any costly or larger headset. The Apple ARKit 5 and ARCore are some of the devices which use augmented reality.
1.2 Powering Indoor and Outdoor Navigation
AR navigation has become more adaptable and achievable than ever in the year 2022. With the advancement in technology like that of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) antennae, Wi-Fi RTT and ultra wideband (UWB), indoor navigation has become much more feasible compared to the past years. The application of this technology is mostly used for showing AR directions in large indoor settings such as distribution centers, shopping malls and airports.
1.3 Augmented Reality in Healthcare
According to Deloitte Research, AR/MR allowed hands-free solutions and diagnostic tools based on IA to alter the traditional healthcare business paradigm. For example, the Microsoft Hololens 2 can give surgeons information while allowing them to utilize both of their hands during surgery. The telemedicine area can also be improved with the use of AR technology. According to Research Dive by the year 2026 the global augmented reality (AR) can generate $1,918.6 million in the healthcare market.
1.4 Augmented Reality for Shopping
Augmented Reality has opened up many opportunities in the retail sector such as store mapping. A user can benefit from augmented reality with the on-screen directional feature that guides the store layout to find the required item. Dent Reality is one of the companies developing an AR mapping system for stores.
Augmented reality is also used to test products before they buy them, for example when shopping for furniture, beauty products and even clothing. According to Fortune Business Insights it was worth $3.5 billion in 2021 and by 2028, it will reach $12.79 billion.
1.5 Augmented Reality in Remote Assistance
Augmented reality has become a great way to influence the experience of the users by providing guidance and learning. According to Owl Labs, in 2020 about 70% of the U.S. workers will work full time from home. There is a loss of an entire dimension of context, moving from 3D to 2D with the use of video conferencing.
AR technology comes to the rescue with its advanced software of bringing back the 3D experience with its 3D video call assistance. There are also the virtual manuals which are used in various industries to upgrade the satisfaction of users and their knowledge of the products.
1.6 Automobile Industries using Augmented Reality
AR technology has been shown to have a major impact on vehicle safety and usability, with the full beta version of autonomous driving now on the road, helping consumers see how the vehicle's advanced camera suite is viewing the world around them through object recognition and analysis monitored. scenes Tesla motors has made identical technology to demonstrate the possibility of AR on road. Heads Up display and automobile sale are some of the possible applications for the drivers to experience AR technology.
1.7 Future or Fiction for AR glasses?
The reputation of augmented reality glasses and headsets is intriguing. They have made their way into real world application and have become the very much future of AR technology. It is used in military sectors and also for medical purposes by many countries. Artillery Intelligence expects that by 2024 AR market can rise from $822 million to $13.4 billion.
1.8 Live Events, The Metaverse and Social turmoil
Although Facebook's renaming as Meta took the internet by storm, the concept of Metaverse and the frenzy of digitally communicating with augmented reality space has been around for quite some time. The metaverse is primarily focused on virtual reality areas and it is expected that the movement will revolutionize AR's use in commercial and consumer markets. AR power meetings to make work style better and introduction of Web AR also brings in many improvements.
1.9 AR in education
In education, AR helps to clarify perceptions about matters and uses technology to allow teachers to demonstrate virtual examples and gamify the learning process. This encourages student engagement and speeds up the process of mastering the material. For example, the Chem101 AR app guides students in comprehending complex chemistry compounds. AR provides a unique learning environment and is expected to reach $85 billion by 2031.
1.10 Mobile AR hardware and LiDAR improvements
In the augmented reality industry improving hardware for mobile devices is the latest mottoApple's LiDAR, looking back at smartphones like iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max and iPad Pro. Smartphones like Apple can use infrared lasers to determine scene depth more accurately than ever before. This will improve the analysis of AR experience scenes like never before.
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