Augmented reality (AR) has been touted for many product development roles, from concept visualization to design reviews to immersive “brochures.”
To be clear, AR is not the same as virtual reality (VR). VR recreates a world in 3D and often requires such a high level of graphics processing that users must remain tethered to a workstation. AR is less demanding. It generates less imagery and superimposes this imagery onto a real-life view. It can be powered by as little as a smartphone. This makes AR much more accessible and economically viable for field service.
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