What is Augmented Reality you ask? Augmented Reality is the live view of an actual environment that has augmented or supplemented elements via computer-generated input like, sound, video, graphics or even GPS coordinates. For example, for you football fans out there, the yellow first down line you see on tv is Augmented Reality. You are watching a live game, but you also see all of the graphics on your screen which are computer-generated elements.
In 2017 Augmented Reality is going to have an estimated value of over $6 billion. Who knew it was such a huge business? Augmented Reality is used quite a bit in Supply Chain applications and is truly only limited by the imagination. Just last year, Augmented Reality seemed like science fiction to most and now it is poised to be one of the most successful additions to businesses ever.
Businesses are able to implement this technology quicker than usual due to the fact that today’s new hires have been using technology most of their lives. With video games, phones, tablets and even the new virtual reality items out there. Remember Pokemon Go? That game is the perfect example of Augmented Reality and almost everyone was playing that game.
This technology is going to help all businesses reduce training time throughout their supply chain, and is growing by 100% yearly. That does not mean it is without its problems. One of it’s biggest issues is low battery life. They are working on this problem as you read this.
Would Augmented Reality work in your business? Would you consider using it?
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