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Quick glossary: Augmented Reality

Originally Published:
Jun 2019

Keeping up with the latest technological innovations in augmented reality requires a thorough understanding of the underlying terminology. This quick glossary explains terms related to augmented reality and various business applications.

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Augmented reality (AR) technology is starting to catch up to the ambitious dream promised by so many for so long. The potential benefits of augmented and virtual reality (VR) technologies have long been touted by science fiction writers, futurists, and other assorted visionaries, but the practical application of the technology has, until recently, been cumbersome, expensive, and, frankly, ineffective.

However, the latest technological innovations in AR have produced numerous viable solutions in endeavors ranging from medicine to gaming. AR has now established uses in commerce, STEM education, the arts, and industrial design, just to name a few. There is little doubt that AR will increasingly find niche uses within the business enterprise as the technology continues to improve, innovate, and iterate.

Keeping up with the latest technological innovations and the latest AR and VR applications for businesses requires a thorough understanding of the underlying terminology. This Tech Pro Research quick glossary lists and explains 23 terms related to augmented reality and its application in the business enterprise.

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