The adoption of augmented reality and wearable devices has increased significantly in recent years. Businesses are combining Augmented Reality (AR) and wearables to create innovative advertisements and influence customers. These technologies focus on establishing a deep emotional connection with the customer's products, brands or services.
According to eMarketer research, 68.7 million people will use augmented reality at least once per month in 2019. With the growing demand of AR Application Development Services, it is estimated that its reach will extend to 85 million users by 2021.
Industries where wearables devices and AR is Beneficial
Healthcare: Grand View Research, a market research and consulting company in the U.S., states, global healthcare market for VR and AR is estimated to grow $5.1 billion by 2025.”
The first VR operation performed at the Royal London Hospital in the UK enabled doctors to remove cancerous tissue using a VR camera. VR operation enabled medical students to witness a live operation and receive some useful tricks on outperforming their tasks.
An example of AR in surgery: Colorectal surgeon, Professor Shafi Ahmad, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, used Microsoft’s HoloLens VR headset to virtually bring together worldwide surgeons to operate on a patient.
Education: Making students interested in learning a subject is often the most difficult task for educators. Augmented reality takes students on an immersive virtual tour to get them interested in learning different topics, subjects and more. AR is one of the experiential learning techniques that maximize student motivation and engagement through interactive visuals.
Manufacturing: AR, wearable cameras and smart glasses can influence the manufacturing system in factories. A combination of AR and wearables technologies can be used for assembling, maintenance, manufacturing, training, logistics management, and quality assurance. Interactive visuals produced with AR can accelerate manufacturing processes. The two technologies enable technicians to look up schematics and accelerate their work in real-time. For instance, the AR app can demonstrate a worker with smart glasses on how a particular machine part will fit in the final construction.
Entertainment: Media, entertainment, and communication sectors are ripe for wearable technology. Wearable technology can make 7D movies more impactful with tactile features and provide better mechanisms to generate video content
Wearables devices and AR will continue to transform the entertainment, media, health, and fitness industries. Businesses are now investing in android wearable app development services, messaging wearable apps, notification apps, wearable music apps and more. Also, retail businesses can use wearable technology to enhance the customer experience.
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