Augmented Reality Essay

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ABSTRACT Augmented reality (AR) has been defined by Barfield and Caudell (2001) as a system in which “a participant wears a see-through display (or views video of the real world with an opaque HMD) that allows graphics or text to be projected in the real world.” Other modalities can be included in AR and information can be subtracted from the real world using augmentation. AR is a computer generated, interactive, three-dimensional environment in which a person is immersed. AR is a field of computer research that combines the actual scene, viewed by the user, and a virtual scene, generated by the computer, that augments the scene with additional information.
Augmented reality offers a major advancement for the military’s use
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Augmented reality is far more advanced than any technology you've seen in television broadcasts, although early versions of augmented reality are starting to appear in televised races and football games. These systems display graphics for only one point of view. Next-generation augmented-reality systems will display graphics for each viewer's perspective.
WHAT IS AUGMENTED REALITY ? Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real world and computer generated data. Augmented reality (AR) refers to computer displays that add virtual information to a user's sensory perceptions. It is a method for visual improvement or enrichment of the surrounding environment by overlaying spatially aligned computer-generated information onto a human's view (eyes) Augmented Reality (AR) was introduced as the opposite of virtual reality: instead of immersing the user into a synthesized, purely informational environment, the goal of AR is to augment the real world with information handling capabilities. AR research focuses on see-through devices, usually worn on the head that overlay graphics and text on the user's view of his or her surroundings. In general it superimposes graphics over a real world environment in real time. An AR system adds virtual computer-generated objects, audio and other sense enhancements to a real-world environment in real-time. These enhancements are added