Augmented reality (AR) in the past few years has taken the spotlight for being ‘the tool’ that equips people in acquiring the knowledge of operating complex machinery and working with advanced technology. It has transitioned from being a recreational media as in the earlier iterations to a full-fledged educational tool that enhances the learning experience, whether made available to a classroom full of students or deployed as interactive interface for medical professionals. The technology is estimated to skyrocket considering the open source nature of the platform for solution providers and content developers alike to cash in and customize the experience to their needs.
Recent strides in the AR industry have made content delivery easier and more approachable to the common masses. Google I/O 2016 saw the release of Daydream, an AR platform for the android operating system accessible through smart phones. Users no longer need expensive simulation setup to harness the capabilities AR; a simple virtual reality (VR) headset built from cardboard and of course, a smart phone, serves the functionality. With increase in the flexibility of AR, majority of solutions providers bank on the various forms of content development and illustrative methodologies to reach out to the organizations employing AR for information delivery.
APAC CIO Outlook’s current edition lists “ Top 25 AR/VR Technology Solution Providers - 2017”. The list presents to you some of the most prominent organizations in the industry, capable of leading their clients towards excellence by supporting them extensively. By getting direct support from these technology companies with regards to AR/VR capabilities, organizations can expect to ramp up their operations.