Augmented reality has always held the fascination of science fiction writers and found its implementation in many sci-fi novels, comics and movies, though quite a bit of that is reality today. Game consoles like the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and Microsoft Xbox have hardware which provides an augmented reality dimension to virtual gaming. Mobile phones come equipped with various augmented reality apps such as Layar and Wikitude that can direct you to your favourite coffee shop or take you on a guided tour an unknown city. Now, with the advent of wearable computing devices, such as the Google Glasses, its usage will become as common as smart phones. Discussed below are some views on how healthcare industry can leverage augmented reality to improve the services.
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