Augmented reality (AR)
When furniture outlets allow you to integrate a new sofa into your own virtual living room on the tablet, the distance of a free kick is shown using a line during a football match on TV or when virtual ghosts appear in the real environment displayed on your smartphone when playing Pokémon, this is known as augmented reality (AR). This refers to a computer-based display which enhances the real world with virtual features. With augmented reality, only visual additional information or objects are integrated into the real world on a device in real time. This is in contrast to virtual reality (see “Virtual reality”), which enables users to immerse themselves into a computer-generated illusory world.