Augmented Reality (AR) is a rapidly growing technology that has been used in various industries. AR combines digital elements with physical elements to create an immersive experience for users. AR devices range from Heads Up Displays (HUDs) and Holographic Displays to Smart Glasses and Smartphone/Handheld based AR devices. In this blog, we will discuss different types of AR devices and their features.
Heads Up Displays (HUDs)
Heads up displays (HUDs) are displays that overlay digital information onto the user’s field of view. HUDs can be used for a wide variety of applications, from navigation systems in vehicles to gaming experiences. Popular examples of HUDs include the Microsoft HoloLens and Daqri’s Smart Helmet.
Holographic displays are computer-generated 3D images or environments that appear to be real. These displays use three-dimensional light fields that allow viewers to look around the displayed image or environment as if it were real. Examples of holographic displays include Magic Leap One and Microsoft HoloLens 2.
Smart glasses are specialized eyeglasses that have embedded sensors, cameras, computing power, and other components for displaying augmented reality content on transparent lenses or screens directly in front of the wearer’s eyes. Google Glass is one popular example of smart glasses.
Smartphone/Handheld Based AR Devices
Smartphone/handheld based AR devices use a device such as a smartphone or tablet as the platform for displaying augmented reality content on its screen or camera lens. These devices typically rely on software applications such as Epson Moverio and PlugXR to provide users with access to augmented reality content without needing to download additional apps or hardware components.
Augmented reality is quickly becoming a major part of our lives, both professionally and personally. Whether you’re looking for a heads up display device for your vehicle, a holographic display for gaming, smart glasses for work, or smartphone/handheld-based AR device for personal use, there are plenty of different options available depending on your needs and budget. We hope this blog post provided you with an overview of the different types of augmented reality devices available so that you can make an educated decision about which one is right for you!