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AR Home- A Dimension To Smart Devices

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Saroop K P

Technological leaps that resulted in the rigorous production and deployment of smart devices have marked an influx in the day to day lives of the people. As a technology which has created much buzz among the entertainment and retail sectors, Augmented Reality powered applications are becoming commonplace in the home automation industry as well.

Smart home devices are not new in the technology landscape, but the cutthroat advancements which are burnishing them have made it integrate the technology of AR. Meanwhile, integrating smart home devices in order to advance the tech of augmented reality for more practical usability is a case of effective utilization of advanced mediums for future homes. Here, we shall discuss the deployment of AR for best smart home devices usage and how it contributes to building ideas.

AR is a variation of virtual reality, but comes with more practical applications. For smart homes, as we know, the application of technological systems enables interaction to configure and control

devices. However, in the case of AR driven smart devices for home, it unfurls a complete different canvas of novel features by controlling through augmented reality. For example, a person could point their mobile device in the direction of these appliances and control over it like a remote application. AR home applications take control over the collection of intelligent contraptions of the smart home technology.

Interior Design Applications
Though enhanced plans and drawings of the interior design are helpful in communicating the idea, augmented reality can make a cut above the rest for smart home design . Property buyers have improvingly using this technology with a do-it-yourself approach to experiment with design elements and examine the look of the building’s interior. There are other applications that enable users to place the furniture and other materials around the interior of the house by pointing the camera in that direction. This also enables users to set up their smart home in the best convenient design, selecting the right furniture that goes with a particular room, colour of the walls, and even in choosing the prospective position of the appliances.

Customizing the Home Automation
Some of the latest developments in the field of AR powered possibilities of customization is the use of basic coding called ‘logic crafting’. This enables in interacting with electric signals as well as internet signals for switching the power of home appliances & devices. Another key finding is the customization of gesture controls over the devices. Microsoft’s HoloLens is a pioneer in this field that uses augmented reality controls to control various devices through emotions. Here, the motion is picked by HaloLens instead of a motion sensor.

As Mark Zuckerberg says, “The technology platform of the 2010s was the mobile phone. Meanwhile, at some point in the 2020s, we will get breakthrough reality glasses that will redefine our relationship with technology.” As there are continuous advancements happening in the Smart Home and Home Automation technologies arena, people will start expecting the unexpected. In today’s scenario, AR application has moved off the tracks exploring opportunities in the home automation segment, enthralling the builders, buyers, and designers a like.

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