Chapter 2

The Types of Augmented Reality

Information in this chapter:

• How Augmented Reality Works

• Augmented Reality Methods

• Augmented Reality Methods

• Interaction in AR Applications

How Augmented Reality Works

In Chapter 1 we covered the basics of what augmented reality is and is not. In this chapter we will build on that information and start digging a little deeper into the technology to learn about all the pieces that make augmented reality work. We will discuss the necessary components that make up the whole process work and the different types of platforms used for augmented reality.

As we outlined in Chapter 1, the list below gives the core components needed for both fixed and mobile environments:


• a computer of some form ...

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