Exploring AR Hologram Use Cases and Real-time Examples

AR holograms, also known as augmented reality holograms, are virtual three-dimensional images that are superimposed onto the real world through the use of AR technology. Unlike traditional holograms that are static, AR holograms can be dynamic, interactive, and responsive to user actions. This technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors, and computer algorithms to create the illusion of depth and presence.

Here are some examples of current and potential use cases for AR holograms:

  • Education/Training – AR can be used to display 3D holograms of anatomical structures, engineering models, historical sites, etc. to help teach complex subjects. This makes abstract concepts more tangible.
  • Gaming – AR games overlay holograms onto the real world for enhanced gameplay. Popular Pokemon Go lets you see and catch Pokemon in real environments.
  • Industrial Design – Engineers can design and visualize products in realistic 3D before manufacturing. Issues are caught earlier in the design process.
  • Medical Applications – Surgeons can see complicated AR visualizations of patient scans during procedures for better guidance. Therapy apps use holograms to gamify rehabilitation.
  • Live Concerts/Events – Artists can perform with digital holograms or visualizations mixed into the actual performance space. Fans see an enhanced experience.
  • Automotive Design – Car companies display new models as life-size AR holograms for early feedback before building physical prototypes.

-Navigation/Wayfinding – Apps overlay directions, POI markers, and even holograms of landmarks to guide users intuitively. Especially helpful in unfamiliar spaces.

-Remote Assistance – Field workers get remote help seeing the same AR aids and annotations as an expert to complete complex repairs or installations.

-Fashion/Retail – Virtual fitting rooms let customers “try on” clothing, accessories, furniture as realistic holograms before purchasing.

  • Military training – Soldiers can practice complex scenarios, vehicle operation, and weapon handling using AR simulations without risk.
  • Tourism – Landmarks, museums and attractions can offer AR guides overlaying historical or cultural holograms onto real environments for richer experiences.

-Remote collaboration – Engineers, architects and designers can work together in real-time on 3D models and projects through shared AR/VR spaces even when remote.

-Job training – Complex workflows, equipment operation, safety procedures etc. are learned more quickly using interactive AR simulations blended with live environments.

-Home improvement – Homeowners can “try out” remodel designs superimposed in their spaces before committing to renovations using AR kitchen planners, landscaping tools etc.

-Entertainment – Experiences like concerts, exhibits and attractions take on whole new dimensions by overlaying digital elements and characters into real settings.

-Medical imaging – Doctors can accurately place AR overlays of scans, vital stats and other key data directly onto a patient during procedures for improved visibility.

-Servicing/repair – Technicians address mechanical, electrical and other issues faster with interactive AR manuals, part locators and remote expert overlay of exactly what they see.

-Manufacturing – Assembly lines, machinery operation and warehouse workflows are optimized visualizing processes and instructions via AR vs traditional manuals.

So in many domains, AR holograms provide informative, engaging and hands-on learning that simply isn’t possible without merging the digital and physical world. The immersive mixed reality experiences continue to expand applications.