Augmented Reality 

AR – Augmented Reality is the superposition of digital information onto real environments and objects, so as to provide enhanced information and usability. AR operates in real time and both the virtual and real objects are aligned in three-dimensional (3D) space. 

AR has many everyday applications and is used in smartphone apps and cars. One potential use of AR in non-destructive testing (NDT) is to overlay inspection results onto the inspected component in order to assist in interpretation and sentencing.

For more information on AR see:
G Dini and M Dalle Mura, ‘Application of augmented reality techniques in through-life engineering services’, Procedia CIRP, Vol 38, pp 14-23, 2015. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.07.044

For more information on AR in NDT, enter ‘Augmented Reality NDT’ into a search engine.

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