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Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools and techniques supply virtual environments that have key characteristics in common with our physical environment. Viewing and interacting with 3D objects is closer to reality than abstract mathematical and 2D approaches. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, a more expansive form of VR is emerging as a cutting-edge technology that integrates images of virtual objects into a real world. In that respect Virtual and Augmented reality can potentially serve two objectives: reflecting realism through a closer correspondence with real experience, and extending the power of computer-based technology to better reflect abstract experience. With the growing amount of digital data that can be stored and accessed there is a rising need to harness this data and transform it into an engine capable of developing our view and perception of the world and of boosting the economic activity across domain verticals. Graphs, pie charts and spreadsheet are not anymore the unique medium to convey the world. Advanced interactive patterns of visualization and representations are emerging as a viable alternative with the latest advances in emerging technologies such as AR and VR. And the potential and rewards are tremendous. This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the development of this technology.

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Augmented RealityEdited by Soha Maad

Published: January 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/126

ISBN: 978-953-7619-69-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5485-3

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

34216 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

46 Web of Science Citations

54 Dimensions Citations


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1. Coordinated and Multiple Data Views in Augmented Reality Environment

By Bianchi Serique Meiguins, Aruanda Simões Gonçalves Meiguins, Leandro Hernadez Almeida, Rodrigo Augusto de Moraes Lourenço and Sergio Clayton Vianna Pinheiro


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2. Probeless Illumination Estimation for Outdoor Augmented Reality

By Madsen and Lal


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3. Design of Embedded Augmented Reality Systems

By J. Toledo, J. J. Martínez, J. Garrigós, R. Toledo-Moreo and J. M. Ferrández


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4. A Virtual Harp for Therapy in an Augmented Reality Environment

By Tanasha Taylor and Shana Smith


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5. Augmented Reality for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Overview and Some Recent Advances

By Pablo Lamata, Wajid Ali, Alicia Cano, Jordi Cornella, Jerome Declerck, Ole J. Elle, Adinda Freudenthal, Hugo Furtado, Denis Kalkofen, Edvard Naerum, Eigil Samset, Patricia Sánchez-Gonzalez, Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo, Dieter Schmalstieg, Mauro Sette, Thomas Stüdeli, Jos Vander Sloten and Enrique J. Gómez


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6. Using Augmented Reality to Cognitively Facilitate Product Assembly Process

By Lei Hou and Xiangyu Wang


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7. Tangible Interfaces for Augmented Engineering Data Management

By Michele Fiorentino, Giuseppe Monno and Antonio E. Uva


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8. Human Factor Guideline for Applying AR-based Manuals in Industry

By Miwa Nakanishi


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9. AAM and Non-rigid Registration in Augmented Reality

By Yuan Tian, Tao Guan and Cheng Wang


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10. Augmented Reality Applied to Card Games

By Hidehiko Okada and Hiroki Arakawa


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11. Visualization Based on Geographic Information in Augmented Reality

By Kikuo Asai


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12. Virtual and Augmented Reality in Finance: State Visibility of Events and Risk

By Soha Maad, Samir Garbaya, JB McCarthy, Meurig Beynon, Saida Bouakaz and Rajagopal Nagarajan


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13. Augmented Reality for Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

By Rui(Irene) Chen and Xiangyu Wang


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