Information in simple English

Augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a technologically augmented representation of the actual world that is created via the use of digital visual components, music, or other sensory stimulation. Information or objects are added virtually as an overlay to the physical environment in augmented reality.

AR is described as a system that includes three basic features:

  • a hybrid of real and virtual worlds
  • interaction in real-time
  • precise 3D registration of virtual and real items.

Mixed reality (MR) and computer-mediated reality are two terms that are nearly synonymous with augmented reality.



  • Education and training: provides professionals with the ability to conduct training in a virtual environment.
  • Retail: allow customers to view their home products in virtual reality. Lowe's, IKEA, and Wayfair have created such systems.
  • Urban planning: employed in urban regeneration, designing, and transportation projects.
  • Medication: improves the surgeon's sensory perception, can lessen the danger of a surgery. Medical students can practise surgery in a controlled setting. 



  • Enhanced Experience
  • Ease of use
  • Practice and Learning
  • Technological advancements
  • Expensive



  • Costly
  • Infringes of confidentiality
  • Accidental Situations
  • Addiction
  • Psychological Repercussions