So what is it?
Augmented reality (AR) glasses are a type of wearable technology that superimpose computer-generated images and information onto the real world. Over time, these glasses will continue to evolve and improve, bringing new and innovative experiences to users.
One area of evolution for AR glasses is in their design and form factor, this will be the crucial factor in mass adoption. Currently, AR glasses are bulky, you have to cram a rechargeable battery and processor into the frames, stop overheating, and make them look 'cool for school', not easy!
But, with advancements in materials and manufacturing techniques, AR glasses are obviously going to become smaller, lighter, and 'cooler'. The integration of AR technology into traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses (as we have already seen with Mojo Vision) is no longer a possibility, making AR a more subtle and accessible technology for everyday use.
Another area of improvement for AR glasses will be in their display technology. The current generation of AR glasses uses a small display that projects images directly onto the wearer's eyes. As display technology improves, AR glasses will likely be able to provide a larger, more immersive display that covers a greater field of view. Additionally, advancements in holographic and volumetric displays could lead to AR glasses that provide a more realistic and three-dimensional experience.
The functionality and capabilities of AR glasses are also set to evolve over time. Currently, AR glasses are primarily used for entertainment and information purposes, such as playing games or accessing maps and directions. However, in the future, AR glasses will likely be used for a wide range of applications, including education, healthcare, and even industrial and military applications. As AR technology becomes more advanced, it will be possible to use AR glasses for tasks such as remote surgery, maintenance and repair, and even virtual prototyping.
WebXR and 5G
AR glasses will also evolve in terms of their connectivity and integration with other devices and technologies. As 5G networks become more widespread, AR glasses will be able to take advantage of faster and more reliable connectivity to provide real-time, interactive experiences. Additionally, the integration of AR glasses with other wearable technologies, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, will provide users with a more comprehensive and integrated experience.
AR glasses are set to evolve in many ways over time, from their design and form factor, to their display technology, functionality, and connectivity. As AR technology continues to improve, the glasses will become an increasingly important tool for a wide range of industries and applications, offering new and innovative experiences to users.