Augmented reality is a compelling application that combines i.MX multimedia processing power, sensors and software to offer a new level of user experience for next-generation mobile devices in the consumer, medical and automotive infotainment markets.
Augmented reality puts a virtual view on top of your real world, bridging the gap between the actual and digital worlds. Information, media, education, services and advertisements becomes layered content from the Internet to match specific environments and contexts in a more natural way.
Despite the popularity of body-worn wearables such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, manufacturers are expanding the scope to include any portable device we interact with including smart patches and smart clothing. Discreet and nearly invisible personal devices will encourage acceptance by reluctant users who want to avoid calling attention to a disability or medical need.