Augmented Reality (AR) glasses are a revolutionary form of technology that has the potential to become a revolutionary product released to the public. The technology has been around since the 1950s, but recently it has been gaining attention in fields such as entertainment, education, training and medical uses. In order for AR glasses to become a mass-marketed product, a few key hurdles must be overcome.
Technical improvements: AR glasses require advanced optics and sensors such as cameras, microphones and displays. The technology behind these components needs to be further refined in order for them to be cost effective in mass-marketing.
Overcoming the cost barrier: The cost of manufacturing and shipping AR glasses is currently high, but it needs to be significantly reduced for them to be a viable option for millions of consumers.
Overcoming the ergonomic and design barriers: Currently, AR glasses have a tendency to be bulky and uncomfortable. They must be designed in such a way that they are lightweight and stylish in order for them to be more consumer-friendly.
Overcoming the consumer adoption barrier: AR glasses must be marketed in such a way that potential consumers understand their benefits, as well as any potential downsides such as privacy concerns.
Creating content: For AR glasses to be successful, there must be a plethora of content to keep the consumer interested. This includes both the ability to create content on their own and the ability to access content created by others.
Once the technical, cost, ergonomic, design, consumer adoption and content barriers are overcome, AR glasses could become a popular, mass-marketed product.