The link below includes another link to a video showing how this Augmented Reality (AR) thing works. The proto type shown was developed for mechanics in the Marine Corp. A user wears a custom-made headset, and the AR system provides assistance by showing 3-D arrows that point to a relevant component, text instructions, floating labels and warnings, and 3-D models of the appropriate tools. So what’s the dental application? Think about it; a system like this could be developed for dental treatments. The AR device would suggest instruments, evaluate preps, show radiographs or CBCT images overlaying the actual patient, it could assist in diagnosis. The future is coming and it will be amazing!
In the not-too-distant future, it might be possible to slip on a pair of augmented-reality AR goggles instead of fumbling with a manual while trying to repair a car engine