Augmented Reality: An Emerging Technologies Guide to AR by Greg Kipper, Joseph Rampolla

By Greg Kipper, Joseph Rampolla

With the explosive progress in cell phone utilization and quick upward thrust in seek engine applied sciences over the past decade, augmented fact (AR) is poised to be one in every of this decade's so much disruptive applied sciences, because the info that's always flowing round us is introduced into view, in real-time, via augmented truth. during this state of the art e-book, the authors define and talk about never-before-published information regarding augmented truth and its features. With assurance of cellular, laptop, builders, safeguard, demanding situations, and gaming, this e-book delivers a accomplished figuring out of what augmented fact is, what it could actually do, what's in shop for the long run and most significantly: how you can take advantage of utilizing AR in our lives and careers.
• Educates readers how top to take advantage of augmented fact regarless of industry
• presents an in-depth figuring out of AR and ideas starting from new enterprise functions to new crime struggling with tools
• contains real examples and case reviews from either inner most and executive applications

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In essence the floor becomes a large touch-sensitive screen. There is certainly potential for this type of technology for gaming, training, and entertainment. In time homes could be outfitted with this type of flooring to create the feel of any environment a person could want indoors. AR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY There are generally three main types of augmented reality displays. They are: 1. Mobile handheld displays. 2. Video spatial displays and Spatial Augmented Reality. 3. Wearable displays. 41 42 CHAPTER 2 The Types of Augmented Reality In this section we’ll explore the three types first and in the following section look at the methods by which we interact with AR.

INTERACTION IN AR APPLICATIONS Most augmented reality interaction happens visually on the personal level, at least today. Whether using a Webcam or a smartphone to access AR content, it is more often than not one person viewing data at a time. There are however other methods which we will cover in this section. They are the: 1. Tangible AR interface 2. Collaborative AR interface 3. Hybrid AR interface 4. Multimodal interface. Tangible User Interface The tangible user interface, or TUI, is a method used to further blend the real and ­virtual worlds by working to give a physical feel to digital information.

17) outlining the future and the potential for AR task support to the mobile environment. Navigation A big use and continued potential for Augmented Reality is navigation. City guides such as Yelp and NRU (pronounced “near you”) which help people find places to eat, drink, and shop have Augmented Reality capabilities that give users real-time visual directions to the places their looking for. 18). The visual benefits to this are immediately obvious as you can quickly see where you are supposed to be going with easy visual cues.

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