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AR Technology Analysis
- Jun 29, 2018 -

The development of AR spanned several decades. It can be traced back to pioneers such as MIT Media Labs and other universities, including Thad Starner, who is currently responsible for Google’s smart glasses technology. In the budding stage of AR technology, Thad Starner used to wear a heavy battery pack to connect AR glasses.


Google Glass was later re-developed as a less eye-catching behind-the-scenes technology for warehouses and manufacturing. Today, staff members can watch training videos and colleagues' recorded operation guides through Google Glass.


The AR technology is also used in low-cost camera and screen technologies to make inexpensive, automatic dimming welding helmets so that people do not burn the retina while melting steel.


Today, AR technology is entering the commercial arena. In industrial applications, AR technology can provide useful information while freeing hands, and its commercial value is obvious.


AR glasses also greatly enhance the level of intelligence. With the help of sports microdisplays, wearing AR glasses is like having an indispensable colleague who can help at a crucial moment. AR glasses can even decide whether the task can be completed.


Imagine a junior large-scale mechanic who was dispatched to a construction site to urgently repair a large tractor. The owner handed over a pair of AR glasses to the newbie. The maintenance manual in the glasses allowed him to troubleshoot while viewing the graphical instructions.


Some smart glasses even come with Amazon's Alexa service, which allows you to find relevant information through voice queries without searching for smart phones or thinking hard.


Current consumer-level business examples include IKEA's Place app, where people can use smartphones to view the home's images on their phones with furniture and other products.


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