10 innovative patents that could give us a look into the future of augmented reality

Augmented reality display integrated with self-contained breathing apparatus, 2006

The idea here is to combine AR technology with a firefighter's rig, including a breathing apparatus, and create an AR training system for firefighters, or even first responders.

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By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.