While one of the central promises of the Internet of Things is to make our world smarter, that can only happen when the right information is provided at the right time.
Enter augmented reality (AR) technology, which can be used to visualize data from hundreds of sensors simultaneously, overlaying relevant and actionable information over your environment through a headset. “With AR, the immersive user experience comes to life,” says Zeki S. Gunay, CEO of sensor firm Cratus Technology Inc. (San Jose). For instance, if you are operating heavy machinery, you can get a real-time view of which components are in need of replacing. If you a farmer, you could see at a glance what the moisture level is of your fields, while monitoring the fuel levels of your tractor. Gunay foresees nearly limitless applications for AR technology across industries.