Currently, virtual reality and therefore also its related research fields experience a
revival. This is mostly due to new hardware developments like the HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens and many others. Hence, also augmented reality is now getting a chance
to develop further and make interesting breakthroughs. The goal of this paper
is, firstly, to give a short overview of state of the art augmented reality technology in general.
Then, its new chances and possibilities in the field of engineering are presented, with respect to the classic product lifecycle. In each phase of this lifecycle, possible ways to integrate augmented reality within are covered.
PDF: Augmented Reality and its Upcoming Trends in Engineering