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Evolution of Augmented Reality, Wearable Wireless, and Body Area Networks

Mind Commerce Publishing
Published Date » 2014-01-31
No. Of Pages » 111
   
 New technologies continuously emerge that change the nature of work and human lifestyles in dramatic ways. We see Augmented Reality (AR), Wearable Technology, and more specifically Body Area Networks (BAN) as particularly life-changing solutions to many human problems. As with many new innovations, some of these are problems we do not even realize we have at present. 
   
 In 2014, approximately 864 million mobile phones will be AR-ready, and in excess of 100 million vehicles will come equipped with AR technologies of various types. We believe that there is enormous potential for AR applications in many fields including education, healthcare, industrial applications, and the automotive industry. 
   
 We see several factors converging to facilitate wearable technology...
Table of Contents: 

1 Introduction 7
1.1 Executive Summary 7
1.2 Topics Covered 10
1.3 Key Findings 10
1.4 Key Questions Answered 12
1.5 Target Audience 12

2 Augmented Reality Technology 13
2.1 Evolution of AR Technologies 13
2.2 AR Applications 16
2.2.1 Archaeology 17
2.2.2 Architecture 18
2.2.3 Art 18
2.2.4 Commerce 18
2.2.5 Construction 20
2.2.6 Education 20
2.2.7 Other Uses 22
2.2.8 Gaming 23
2.2.9 Industrial Applications 23
2.2.10 Healthcare 24
2.2.11 Military Applications 24
2.2.12 Navigation 25
2.2.13 Office Workplace 25
2.2.14 Sports and Entertainment 26
2.2.15 Technical Support 26
2.2.16 AR use in TV Applications 27
2.2.17 AR in Tourism 27
2.2.18 Translation 28

3 Augmented Reality Use Cases 29
3.1 AR Evolution 33
3.1.1 Caudle AR system 34
3.1.2 Morton’s Sensorama 35
3.1.3 Battlefield Augmented Reality System 40
3.1.4 AR in Gaming 42

4 Wearable Wireless Devices 47
4.1 Wearable Devices Overview 48
4.2 Case Study: Wearable Devices vs. Mobile Devices 53
4.2.1 Wearable Devices in Healthcare 54
4.3 Case Study: Current Wearable Devices Analysis 56
4.3.1 Bluetooth Wrist Bands 56
4.3.2 Running and Health Monitor Devices 58
4.3.3 Wrist Watches 59
4.3.4 Integration with Mobile Devices 60

5 Body Area Network (BAN) 62
5.1 BAN Overview 63
5.1.1 BAN Applications 65
5.2 Current BAN Applications in the Healthcare Industry 67
5.3 BAN Challenges 68
5.3.1 Security 72
5.3.2 Privacy 74
5.3.3 Power Complexity 74
5.3.4 FCC Regulations 75

6 Augmented Reality Market Analysis and Forecasts 77
6.1 Growth Drivers 80
6.1.1 Tourism Industry 81
6.1.2 Mobile Commerce and AR 81
6.1.3 Gaming and Maps 82
6.1.4 AR Market Growth Driver Analysis 82
6.1.5 AR Solution Devices Market Deployment Challenges: A Market Outlook 84
6.2 Regional AR Market 85
6.2.1 America 85
6.2.2 Asia Pacific 86
6.2.3 Europe 87
6.2.4 Middle East & Africa 88

7 Wearable Wireless Market Analysis and Forecasts 90

8 Future of Wearable Technology and Applications 99

9 Conclusions and Recommendations 105

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