With the arrival of 5G, all connections are expected to be highly enhanced.
This change in the technological paradigm will positively affect multiple technology industries.
One of the sectors in which changes may be most important is that of augmented reality (AR).
Augmented reality is already part of our day to day.
Although its most popular application is to generate photographic filters (who has not made a selfie with the Snapchat filter that turns us into babies?), Augmented reality is already used in multiple sectors and industries.
For this reason, augmented reality companies expect that, with the arrival of 5G, development possibilities will grow exponentially.
AR tools can be very demanding for our devices.
Setting the example of recent Snapchat filters, the device must first recognize our face.
Then, generate the mask and know how to superimpose it on our face.
Finally, detect the movements so that our new and adorable baby face follows our facial movements.
Although it is a simple tool and many of the current devices can support these new photographic filters, it is not trivial that they have not appeared until 2019, and by the hand of Snapchat, one of the most important companies in the sector.
If it has taken so long to create a photographic filter that makes us look like babies, we can get an idea of what it means to create efficient AR tools for industries such as aeronautics or engineering.
HOW DOES THE INCREASED REALITY OF 5G BENEFIT?
The truth is that the current 4G network limits the possibilities of augmented reality.
When augmented reality agencies try to create tools, they are almost forced to work in offline environments, which load the processes internally.
However, 5G networks will probably be the solution to all these problems.
This technology will allow mobile devices to improve connectivity and reduce latency significantly.
According to ABI Research, 5G will provide “a transfer capacity ten times better, a latency 10 times lower and a traffic capacity 100 times greater than 4G networks.”
Therefore, for ABI Research “5G will become a necessary condition for new applications in virtual and augmented reality.”
This incredible improvement in connectivity will allow devices to access AR resources through the internet and not from their internal memory.
Therefore, it will make the devices smaller, cheaper and offer greater performance.
The future of augmented reality, brighter than ever.
The 5G network is expected to open a whole range of possibilities for augmented reality.
In recent years, large flagships in the technology sector have increasingly invested in augmented reality.
Now that 5G enters the scene, it is very likely that we will soon begin to see increasingly ambitious projects.
For example, Apple has been promoting the development of augmented reality in its products for months.
EL ARKit, your tool for augmented reality agencies, was a success.
In fact, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said that “augmented reality is the future of the iPhone.
I think someday we will wonder how we could live without it.
The iPhone is the best phone to enjoy augmented reality. And the amount of experiences in AR will grow exponentially. ”
For its part, Google has always opted for augmented reality.
In the past, it has already launched a Google Maps API to help augmented reality companies in the development of video games. Also, do not forget that Google tried to enter the AR sector with Google Glasses.
In fact, who knows if 5G can give the final push to the project to finally prosper?
Facebook has also been making movements that point in the direction of augmented reality.
Recently he created a team of hundreds of workers for the development of augmented reality.
In addition, there are rumors that point to a possible attempt by the giant Mark Zuckerberg to bring to the market some glasses of augmented reality.