Some researchers describe the AR market used in both consumer and military cases equally.Augmented Reality has been adopted by the military where it is mostly used for training purposes. It is useful for training soldiers for combat situations or other dangerous settings. An Augmented Reality simulation enables the soldiers to do so but without the risk of death or an injury. This has proven to be safer and less costly than traditional training methods. Virtual and Augmented Reality used by all army, navy and air force. AR and VR trainings used as an additional aid and will not replace real life training.
Virtual and Augmented reality are also used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Soldiers suffering from combat trauma and other psychological conditions can learn how to deal with their symptoms in a safe environment. It is has been acknowledged as a medical condition. The idea is for them to be exposed to the triggers which they gradually adjust to. This has the effect of decreasing their symptoms and enabling them to cope to new or unexpected situations.
VR uses head mounted displays with an inbuilt tracking system and data gloves to enable interaction. In combat visualization soldiers and personnel wears glasses which creates a 3D depth illusion.
The AR technology uses transparent Apple AR glasses. Even though, not available in the commercial market, Apple AR glasses are known to the military. The military has been using Augmented Reality interfaces for years. The transparent structure of the glasses lets the user have situational and environmental awareness, at all times.