Augmented reality (AR) is the process that superimposes computer-generated images or graphics over your current view of the real world to form a composite image and allowing users for a more robust visual information presented in real time.
What previously were dynamic image resolution and enhanced graphical representations that are managed by servers of IT consulting companies in VA and anywhere else, it has evolved into other practical and revolutionary applications to other fields of science.
AR-simulated real-life experience
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and In Touch Solutions have developed a virtual and augmented reality program called “In My Eyes.” The app is installed in a smart phone and allows the viewer to experience the different levels of visual symptoms of retinal disease from black patches, wavy lines or blurriness.
The app features virtual and augmented reality environments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME) and macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (MEfRVO).
Bionic eyes and augmented reality technology
Clinical tests are underway for a bionic implant developed by a Canadian tech company that could make contact lenses and eyeglasses a thing of the past, which could even be available to the public in the next few years.
The implantable device called Bionic Lens by Ocumetics Technology is designed to incorporate artificial intelligence, electronics and interactive technologies to become the upgraded version of the human biological lens.
It auto-regulates within the eye as it connects to the muscles responsible for controlling the natural lens curvature to focus at different ranges even beyond the capability of normal sight.
The lens is also capable of augmented reality capabilities and a system that can be used in controlled drug delivery during therapy or treatment of eye disorders.
Far-ranging applications for augmented reality
The military is also developing prototypes and devices using augmented reality technology as a cutting-edge innovation in warfare, defense and peacekeeping operations.
BAE Systems Hägglunds, a military defense contractor has invested heavily in AR-tech for military-grade systems and one example is the CV90 battle systems.
The BAE CV90 is an 8-passenger combat vehicle with configurable auto-cannons with the capability of a 360-degree view of the surroundings using augmented reality. Unlike conventional armored personnel carriers the CV90 is equipped with sensors and imaging systems that would enable troops to see anything and everything outside the vehicle as if they are inside a heavily fortified transparent box.
With AR technology advancing quickly, it won’t be long before managed IT services everywhere would have to keep up with the technology to meet the demand for upgraded system requirements.