Augmented reality is one of the most advanced technologies for visualising information and has great potential for many applications. This technology is already actively used in various fields of human activity, such as commerce, advertising, games, entertainment, military development, medicine, tourism and many more.
What is augmented reality, or ‘AR’?
“AR” is described as a technology that combines a virtual reality layer with a physical environment. This technology is needed to visualise objects or additional visual information, which can be in the form of text, images, video, sound or even three-dimensional objects.
How does it work?
AR makes digital content look like part of the physical world, and by using a device processor, screen and its camera, virtual objects and elements can be combined with real objects.
So when you use AR technology, overlay is done simultaneously with images captured by a device such as a camera or smart glasses. This can be your phone camera or a webcam connected to your computer. The superimposed virtual images create the illusion of being in the real world, effectively engaging the user in a virtual environment.
AR technology in education
The introduction of augmented reality technologies into the educational process encourages interactivity and engagement, allowing students to become more immersed in the learning process and improve their performance.
By enhancing the learning process and making it more interesting and regent, AR technologies contribute not only to the acquisition of necessary subject knowledge, but also to improving communication and organisational skills.