The 2019 A to Z of Augmented Reality

Friday, July 26, 2019

Just over a year ago, Andy O'Sullivan published the A to Z of Augmented Reality - this is the 2019 version, necessary due to the constantly changing technology. It’s a long one so we’d suggest grabbing a refreshing beverage first …


A is for Augmented Reality (AR)

As in the placement and viewing of virtual i.e. fake / not real, objects into a view of the real world, as viewed via a lens e.g. a smartphone camera, AR glasses, the windscreen of a car or something else we haven’t seen yet.

Also interchangeably referred to as:

  • Mixed Reality / MR e.g. Microsoft HoloLens
  • Spatial Computing e.g. Magic Leap
  • Assisted Reality e.g. Google Glass
  • XR — not actually sure what this really means and I’m a professional! Mixed reality? Extended reality? Cross Reality?

It doesn’t actually matter; all the different names are primarily driven by companies / consultants trying to differentiate their offerings.

To continue reading the A-Z, the full article can be found here

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