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Augmented Reality - Some Emerging Application Areas

Edited by Andrew Yeh Ching Nee, ISBN 978-953-307-422-1, 280 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 09, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1092
Edited Volume

Augmented Reality (AR) is a natural development from virtual reality (VR), which was developed several decades earlier. AR complements VR in many ways. Due to the advantages of the user being able to see both the real and virtual objects simultaneously, AR is far more intuitive, but it's not completely detached from human factors and other restrictions. AR doesn't consume as much time and effort in the applications because it's not required to construct the entire virtual scene and the environment. In this book, several new and emerging application areas of AR are presented and divided into three sections. The first section contains applications in outdoor and mobile AR, such as construction, restoration, security and surveillance. The second section deals with AR in medical, biological, and human bodies. The third and final section contains a number of new and useful applications in daily living and learning.