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Global Augmented Reality (AR) markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of IoT smartphone apps and headsets or glasses that are platforms to project digital information as images onto a game image or a work situation.

Key Topics in Augmented Reality (AR) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022 report are Augmented Reality, AR, Pokemon Go, Digital Workflow, Smart Headset, Smart Glasses, Internet of Things, Shopfloor AR, Wearable Computer and Process Image.

The Augmented Reality (AR) market size at USD $659.7 million in 2015 is anticipated to reach $80.8 billion by 2022. The market goes from $659.7 million in 2015 to $2.6 billion in 2016, an astoundingly rapid growth for a Augmented Reality (AR) market that really is not yet well defined. The increasing scope of applications across different industries, manufacturing, medical, retail, game, and automotive, all industries really, is expected to drive demand over the forecast period to these unprecedented levels, reaching into the trillion dollar market arenas soon. AR technology is in the nascent stage with a huge growth potential, and has attracted large investments contributing to the industry growth.

Market Leaders are Niantic, Sieko Epson, Microsoft, Sony, PTC, Daqri, Google, Infinity Augmented Reality, Total Immersion, Wikitude, Bippar, Atheer, ODG and Vuzix. Selected Market Participants are ACEP / Try Live, Apple Augmented Reality (AR), APX Labs, Atheer, Augmate, Augmedix, Blippar, Layar, CastAR, Daqri, Esri, Essence, Facebook / Oculus, General Electric, Google, HP Aurasma, HP Autonomy, HTC, IBM Watson Augmented Reality, Infinity Augmented Reality, Intel / Recon Instruments, Kopin, Magic Leap, MDA, Merrick & Company, Microsoft, Niantic, Osterhaut Group (ODG), Pristine, PTC Acquires Vuforia, Qualcomm, Samsung, SAP, Septentrio, Seiko Epson, Shenzhen Vigor Electronic Co. and more.

Adoption of AR technology in the enterprise is growing. AR headsets and glasses are used in manufacturing, logistics, remote service, retail, medical, and education. One popular AR application is providing ‘see-what-I-see’ functionality, enabling off-site specialists to provide real-time guidance and expertise to troubleshoot an issue. Others superimpose process steps by step information on dials and switches in workflow situations.

 “These game based and industrial end-to-end process IoT augmented reality modular Augmented Reality (AR) markets are anticipated to reach $7 trillion by 2027, growing in some cases at the same pace we have seen from Pokemon Go augmented reality. Pokémon Go grew to a massive 45 million daily active users per day after two months in the market, with the market reaching $250 million for the vendor Niantic by September 2016 after two months starting from zero.”

Phenomenal growth is anticipated to come from implementation of step-by-step procedure virtual reality modules that are used to manage systems. Every business executive in the world wants to have an IT structure agile enough to manage phenomenal growth, should that be necessary, the aim is to construct augmented reality modules that address the issues brought by the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT takes the data from sensors, superimposes analytics on collected data, turns the data into information, and streams alerts back to users that need to take action.

Augmented reality enhances our sense of reality, it further explains what is going on around us, it does not support illusion, it supports getting in touch with what is real, what is really out there. Pokemon Go is so much fun because it gives us little animals, little characters to play with in our exact location, it enhances the experience of our neighborhoods. It has large beautiful birds that flap their wings and look magnificent.

AR is in the early stages of an explosive growth cycle. The Pokemon Go phenomenon raid adoption raised awareness and expectation for the vision of augmented reality AR and digital enhancement of the surroundings. Digital enhancement as AR is just human explanation of our existing surroundings. Digital enhancement provides human explanations of the innate natural world and of the machines we use to perform work.

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