Introduction to Augmented Reality
The meaning of AUGMENT is to ADD something to INCREASE. This gives the entire meaning required. It takes the current world and adds something to it. Like Virtual Reality, it doesn't take us to any other new world. It just augments our current state of presence.
This is an example picture of Augmented Reality.
Do you believe that I really caught a crocodile in my hands!😮😮😮
In this picture I belong to the real world and the crocodile is augmented into my world!
This is what Augmented Reality is!
(*This is possible through Augmented Reality patch cards available now at very low cost.)
Definition of Augmented Reality from various Sorces:
Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are "augmented" by computer-generated perceptual information [source:Wikipedia]
An enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera) [source:Merriam-Webster Dictionary]
A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.[source: Dictionary google]