Augmented Reality Apps
In my vision there are certain apps that use augmented reality to display important information for the user. The user starts the app and the camera of the smartphone gives a view of an object or the user’s surroundings. Those apps enable the display of information or images into the view that is recorded by the camera.
The following examples show in which areas those apps could be used:
If the user points his smartphone at the package of a certain drug, the package insert or other relevant information, such as recommendations (e.g. take your drugs with a glass of water,…), could be displayed and support the user.
– tutorial for the usage of medical devices:
If the user points the smartphone at the medical device that he is about to use, a kind of tutorial could be displayed. This tutorial could explain certain parts of the device and furthermore instruct you into the usage of the device.
It could also be possible to display possible dangers or threats to the user. For instance, a user would like to identify possible threads in the bathroom. If he points the smartphone at his bath tub or the shower tub, a warning notice (e.g. “Be careful! Slippery when wet!”) could be displayed.
There are many other areas in which such apps could be used in the future. In my opinion those apps could help us to support people with information and necessary recommendations in many different fields of application.