What is augmented reality (AR)?

Augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a type of technology which overlays digital elements over a physical environment, allowing users to engage with the real world in a unique way. In manufacturing, AR could apply to the furniture floor – for example when putting together an assembly, workers could have instructions sent through a heads-up display, rather than on static documents. Augmented reality is used to enhance natural environments or situations to offer a perceptually enlightened experience.