Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Definition, Concepts and Impact on Firm Value Creation
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In recent decades, the developments of new media have revolutionized individuals’ behaviors tremendously. Mobile devices, in particular, have developed an ‘always and everywhere online’ mentality. But what comes next? Recent developments emphasize the rise of a new technology that is termed ‘Wearable Augmented Reality Devices’, where Augmented Reality Smart Glasses (such as Microsoft HoloLens or Google Glass) represent prominent examples. These technologies offer huge innovation potential for companies and societies, which are discussed in this article. By doing so, this paper provides managers and researchers an applied description of the technology and a discussion of how it differs from existing mobile and augmented reality technologies. Finally, insights are given into how these technologies may increase firm value and further change the behaviors of consumers and adopters.
KeywordsAugmented reality smart glasses ARSGs Mixed reality Head mounted display Definitions Firm value Future research
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