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13. AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) Augmented is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world A live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer generated sensory input. Skills and Knowledge for Augmented Reality (AR): Biology Cartography Context awareness Data management DB optimization Ease of use End to end Environment Interface Ergonomics Geolocation Graphics H2M - Human to machine interaction HMI - Human Machine Interface M2M – Machine to machine Mobility Physics Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 17