Augmented Reality More Visible

AR (augmented reality) technology is used to blend digital content into the physical world. Computer-generated images of an individual's surroundings, along with relevant information are displayed in a user's field of vision.

The technology enhances user experience through mobiles apps developed specifically for using AR. The concept of AR has existed for several decades, although it has just gained popularity. The technology has the capability to cater to all industries and fulfills the need to connect the real world with the virtual world.

The construction industry can use this technology to gain insight on the jobsite. The global augmented reality market is set to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 65.24% during the period 2017 until 2021.

One of the biggest market drivers is the increasing dependence on apps and proliferation of AR apps for numerous activities. A bid market challenge is the lack of AR content.One of the market trends is the use of SLAM technology. The construction industry can use AR to communicate plans on a project out to the field or changes in workflow and schedule, just to name a few. AR will become a useful tool in the field for contractors.

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