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Five Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2016

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As 2015 draws to a close, it’s the season for 2016 predictions. Once again, Augmented Reality features in many lists. It’s less common to find a list of predictions entirely focusing on Augmented Reality, such as that contributed by Epson’s Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi and posted on the Information Age blog.

In summary Riffaud-Cangelosi predicts that:

  1. Many new and more mature wearable AR display devices will be introduced in 2016.
  2. Enterprise Augmented Reality will be prominently featured by many more companies.
  3. More independent software developers will be adding value as they understand best the needs of their enterprise customers.
  4. Wearable AR display devices will be purchased and integrated into a broader enterprise hardware and software portfolio.
  5. Businesses will begin to combine smart glasses with IoT systems, to make workers more productive and streamline their back-end operations.