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The smartphone technology behind ‘Pokemon’ and Snapchat filters combines objects in the real world with computer-generated images.
President Trump says he wants to 5G technology in the US as soon as possible. The president tweeted, “It is much more powerful, faster and smarter than the current standard. American companies should step up their efforts, or behind.”
Both Verizon and AT&T have launched mobile 5G networks. Experts say 5G is designed for massive bandwidth, and deliver much faster and more reliable mobile connections. It is a “quantum step forward” in wireless technology, according to Toby Redshaw, Verizon’s Senior VP of Strategy, Innovation and product development. “You see the things today, that’s just not possible without the 5G that I think it’s going to be the way of a whole range of consumer experiences and how the business works,” Redshaw says. ‘It comes to the form of the enable of a lot of new functionality – for companies, for cities, for education, for health care.”
5G is said that it is of crucial importance for the future of augmented reality, a cutting-edge technology that digital data to the physical world. Augmented reality (AR) is predicted to be much larger than the virtual reality. Business Wire reports of the AR market is expected to have a value of more than $60 billion in 2023.
It is not only used for games such as Pokemon Go. There are commercial, automotive, industrial and healthcare applications. Interactive AR devices can also help with the daily tasks, such as shopping and home repair.
Ben Nunez, the founder and CEO of Evercoast, says the technology will “really change how people interact, how they consume content, how they interact with products and brands, and even each other.”
Fox News toured Verizon 5G Lab in New York City, to talk with developers who are working on AR technology and see some of these innovations first-hand. Here are a few products that caught our eye:
Evercoast showed off its “virtual fitting room,” which captures video of a person with the help of 16 high-definition cameras of 180 degrees, then delivers that in the 3D form of the VR glasses, or a looking glass display, so that they may be in different outfits and settings.
Another company, Mind Machines, are shown a life-like, emotionally react “digital man”, who is able to communicate with people and respond to their voice and facial expression. “Lia” – which looked like a real person and even cracked some jokes – showed how they can perform customer service tasks, such as booking a hotel room.
Streem has a smartphone app that makes it possible for a live technician to help in troubleshooting a broken device through a virtual visit.” Customers can stream video of the problem, and the technician can use a digital toolbox to take measurements, while the computer vision technology to automatically detect important information, such as the model number. It is a tool to help the service providers set before you even step foot in your home.
ThirdEye turned off the smart glasses that use augmented reality and mixed reality software for the offer of help. For example, first responders drive away from an accident in the view of the drone view and maps in the corner of their smart glasses. They can stream from their life and to get instructions about how to care for a medical treatment for an injured person.
Envrmnt has a AR powered object recognition tool that allows customers to product details and reviews, directly, by holding their smartphone to the supermarket shelf. It may be a parent whose child has a nut allergy to tell in a glance which items to avoid, or to explain how a new beauty product.
Some of these techniques are already used by consumers and businesses in the V. S. and around the world, while others are still in development. So if you have not used AR still a good chance that you will soon. Recent research from Gartner suggests for next year 100 million consumers will be using augmented reality and virtual reality technology to shop online and in-store.