The Hardware and Materials Innovations Enabling Consumer Augmented Reality

May 20, 2021 | Research Report

Consumer mass-market augmented reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC and smartphone in transformative impact on nearly all aspects of life and business. However, making widespread consumer AR a reality will require significant innovations in optical components, light engines, and cameras and sensors to reduce size and weight while improving performance. This report explores the materials and hardware innovations enabling consumer-grade AR glasses and guides clients on the technologies with the greatest opportunities as well as a timeline of the consumer AR evolution.


  • Chemicals
  • CPG
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Global technology trend: The fourth wave of computing
  • Evaluating AR components
  • Summary¬†and Outlook

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