We live in the age of Snapchat filters and running around to catch Pokemon from our phone screens. Augmented Reality has permeated our lives in various forms pushed by companies such as IKEA, Amazon, Google and Apple to name a few. Yet, the question that lurks in the minds of futurists is whether this technology is here to stay and shape our future or if its just a fad. Let's take a look on both sides of this coin and find out.
Augmented Reality's applications are reaching almost every industry today. Healthcare industry too is utilising this new-age technology to make lives easier and better. When the early innovations in Augmented Reality showed promise, researchers started to make effective use of Augmented Reality to assist in buying medicines, in studying medical science, in performing surgeries, in treating minor ailments, and in keeping people fit. Have a look at a list of intriguing applications of augmented reality in healthcare and medicine and see how 'an app a day keeps the doctor away'.