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By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Major trends to be noticed in Augmented and Virtual Reality Platform in the Year 2019.

FREMONT, CA: We live in a time where technology is celebrating its glorious period. The line between reality and virtual is slowly fading. With the advancement of technology, Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and Virtual Reality (VR) is on the rise.

2019 is the year of VR. It has become a way of life, where this technology changes the way we live, socialize, and work. The VR and AR platforms are reaching a trajectory peak with the advancement faced by the technology day-by-day. The users of VR have increased from 1 million to about  150 plus million in the last five years. It is estimated that the VR market reached $54 billion in the year 2018 only from the use of devices alone.

By 2020, the VR market will reach $186 billion from the sales of devices and services. AR, on the other hand, is expected to be used extensively in the coming years. It would be a favorite platform, especially for gaming, healthcare, retail, and entertainment fields. Over the coming years, both VR and AR applications will increase as devices get more powerful and turn from low quality visual to creating high-quality visuals.

Let's take a look at a few trends in the AR and VR world:

1. AI and VR control

The list of trends will never be complete without AI. AI and VR, a strong duo, has the potential to transform the world. Filters used in Instagram and Snapchat, the dog faces and other funny filters are a creation of AI and VR together. At present, VR users are mesmerized by seeing all their movements on the virtual reality screens. This is called control VR. It uses motion sensor technology, where one can see their hands and body movements in the VR world. This technology gives a fully immersive experience in the VR simulation.

Some big companies deploy this technology for military purposes. They utilize the military-grade motion trackers that allow tracking of hand and finger motion to 1/10th of a degree. As the advancement in VR increases, the most affected platform would be gaming. Gamers in VR will face more challenging opponents as the computer-controlled players will react effectively and adapt to individual play styles.

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2. VR in training and education

Technology plays a major role in education. VR  environment gives students the opportunity to practice anything from construction to surgery without any risks that are faced in real-world training. VR will mostly benefit science, social studies, and history. The use of VR can be extremely useful in special education, for people with physical disabilities, studying and exploring the world with a VR headset is a good option. Often, more than lectures in classrooms, visualizations can help students in understanding and remembering more effectively. International students will no longer face problems in understanding the language, as the student can read study materials in any language, thanks to the VR software.

3. Inside-out tracking

Inside-out tracking is when the camera is placed on the device being tracked and looks out to determine how the position changes in relation to the external environment. 2019 will see a different use of VR. The inside-out tracking system will be in-built in the new goggles. 

4. High-tech VR accessories

One of the updates is the 8K VR headsets which offer dual 4K resolution display for each eye. These headsets with 16 million pixels offer six times the resolution of the present VR headsets. Next is VR motion chairs, which are already available. Taking VR experience to the next level by incorporating a full 360-degree motion. These chairs will help to experience flight simulations and theme-park simulations.

5. AR paves its way to vehicles

Two of the most major trends in new vehicles in 2019 will be voice assistants with most major manufacturing implementing Alexa and Siri and in-car AR. In-car AR allows the drivers to keep their eyes on the road while they read the feedback that would be previously given on the phone screen. It allows to increase the comfort and enhance the driver convenience.  

6. Advanced AR wearables

AR  with several wearables takes the mobile screen and incorporates it on the AR screen. This particular technology becomes more capable and more mature in the coming days. Depths of field and the 3-dimensional audio experience becomes a complex part of AR and makes a fully standalone device. Humans will see AR run faster as it works with real-time data and yet aims for every low power consumption.

7. Holographs and Hololens

AR Holograph is a technology that involves bringing a holographic navigation system platform for cars. This advanced AR will help drivers with a safe and secure journey by providing clear directions and helpful information. With this emerging technology in AR, solution drivers dont need to wear any special eyewear or headgear as AR visuals are directly projected on the windshield of the car. Hololens is a self-contained holographic computer, which offers to view and interact with digital content that can project the same onto the world present around the user. With the use of special sensors, holographic processors, and advanced optics, the focus is on changing the way we play, work, learn, and share.