Despite being in its infancy, the technology associated with augmented reality has matured to the point where it can deliver significant productivity benefits in industries such as construction and property maintenance where workers typically spend large amounts of time in the field, a new report from a leading research organisation says.

Augmented reality (AR), consists of the overlaying of a view of a physical real-world environment with computer generated sensory input which allows in construction, for instance, computer generated images of a structure to be superimposed into a real life local view of a property before the physical building is constructed…