A Survey on Applications of Augmented Reality

Andrea Sanna, Federico Manuri


The term Augmented Reality (AR) refers to a set of technologies and devices able to enhance and improve human perception, thus bridging the gap between real and virtual space. Physical and artificial objects are mixed together in a hybrid space where the user can move without constraints. This mediated reality is spread in our everyday life: work, study, training, relaxation, time spent traveling are just some of the moments in which you can use AR applications.

This paper aims to provide an overview of current technologies and future trends of augmented reality as well as to describe the main application domains, outlining benefits and open issues.


Augmented reality; Computer augmented environment; User interfaces; Head-mounted display; Mobile and ubiquitous computing.

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