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Augmented Reality App

augmentThe linked article shows how online shoppers can use augmented reality to see how a new sofa might look in the living room.

…an Android and iOS app which uses augmented reality to let you visualize how products will look in your home. If you want to see a product in your environment, just click the “try it on” button on Augment-connected ecommerce sites, and Augment will open and overlay the “item” anywhere you point your smartphone or tablet camera.

via This Augmented Reality App Could Change the Way We Shop Online.

The same concept is the subject of intense research in the medical field. Imagine looking at a patient through your augmented reality loupes and seeing the bones beneath the soft tissue with the path of the mandibular canal highlighted.

Three technologies that seem like futuristic fantasy that will have a profound effect on the future of medical/dental treatment:

  • Augmented Reality
  • 3D Printing
  • Digital Diagnostics

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