"The leading SDKs, Qualcomm’s Vuforia and Metaio, introduced cloud recognition capabilities last year, and it’s exactly moves like those that will help bringing AR to the mainstream," Markkanen said.
"Meanwhile, the cloud has always been at the core of Aurasma HP’s innovative visual browser that is starting to see traction also as a platform for third-party apps."
AR is also expected to become an important enabler for the Internet of Everything and big-data analytics, due to close connection with the increasing wearable computing products, the report added.
ABI Research practise director Dan Shey said that AR can serve as a visualisation medium that will make the sensor data situational, bridged to the real-world surroundings in a world where a countless number of physical objects and structures will be connected by sensors.
"The consumer aspect is unsurprisingly making most of the headlines here, but we’d expect smart eyewear to initially make more waves in transforming the enterprise," Shey added.
"Google Glass, like the smart-glass pioneer Vuzix, will find various use cases in verticals such as engineering, logistics, and healthcare."
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