From the Department of computer Science at Columbia University comes some real world uses of Augmented Reality. Steven J. Henderson, and Steven Feiner used Android G1 phones and headsets to show a proof of concept of using AR for maintenance and repair in armored personnel carriers. AR allowed mechanics to easily complete tasks for basic repair and maintenance of vehicles with pop up animations, and 3D models.
“The augmented reality condition allowed mechanics to locate tasks more quickly than when using either baseline, and in some instances, resulted in less overall head movement. A qualitative survey showed mechanics found the augmented reality condition intuitive and satisfying for the tested sequence of tasks.” – Graphics CS at Columbia (ARMAR)
As Augmented Reality starts to breakout, and reach more phones, it is conceivable to think that more research studies like ARMAR will start to surface. What other ways can AR be implemented into teaching and learning or even every day life?