增强现实（Augmented Reality ，简称AR) 简单来说是通过电脑技术，将虚拟的信息应用到真实世界，真实的环境和虚拟的物体实时地叠加到了同一个画面或空间同时存在。增强现实提供了在一般情况下，不同于人类可以感知的信息。它不仅展现了真实世界的信息,而且将虚拟的信息同时显示出来，两种信息相互补充、叠加
A a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input, such as sound or graphics. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real-world with a simulated one.
Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world. The term augmented reality is believed to have been coined in 1990 by Thomas Caudell, working at Boeing.
AR综合应用的案例 KIA Optima Car in 3D
１０ Layar Browser：Augmented Reality Browser