What is Augmented Reality AR?

Thanks to the hardware and software used in Augmented Reality applications, virtual data is enriched by adding virtual data on the real world we perceive around us, in other words, "Increased". Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not insert the user into a computer-generated virtual simulation to take them away from reality, but instead enriches existing reality.

Although augmented reality technologies are theoretically an area that has been studied since the mid-1960s, it has started to enter our lives gradually, especially in military areas, especially thanks to image processing technologies that have developed since the early 1990s. AR technologies, which include object recognition and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) i.e. real-time mapping and positioning technologies, have made a rapid introduction to our daily lives especially with the increase in the capacities of their smartphones in recent years.

Especially ar technologies gained worldwide awareness with the emergence of PokemonGo application in 2016. More than 100 million downloaded applications worldwide also made the list as one of the highest-grossing applications during its first period.

Although AR technology is well known for games such as PokemonGo, it has also led to its practical use in different consumer segments with ikea's IKEA Place application. A previously impossible experience, such as the freedom to test what the furniture users want to buy in their locations looks like, has led to a rapid increase in interest in Augmented Reality-based apps.

Especially in recent years, augmented reality applications have started to be used in many different areas with the introduction of more advanced lenses in the cameras as well as the processor capacities and image processing capacities of smartphones. Today, Augmented Reality has become one of the most used technologies of brands and companies, from Mobile AR games to recreational filter applications, online shopping to Industry 4.0 solutions.

In addition to mobile devices, many of its major technologies, such as Google and Microsoft, are working on wearable and low Augmented Reality devices (Head-up-display) and launching new products. Google Glass is the first known AR-enabled Smart glasses, but The HoloLens, released by Microsoft in 2016, is one of the most well-known of these products. In addition, HUD, which Magic Leap has been working on with great secrecy for many years and will launch under its own name at the end of 2018, can be used as an example of Augmented Reality-based wearables spoken in the world technology market. Augmented Reality (AR) technologies will be a much more hearthing concept in 2019.

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KARABAY A, 2021 . What is Augmented Reality AR?,


(Accessed August 23, 2019).

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