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Understanding Augmented Reality by Alan B. Craig

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Chapter 2

Augmented Reality Concepts

Introduction

This chapter looks at the ingredients of augmented reality (AR) and the broad categories of technologies required to implement augmented reality and shows how augmented reality systems work.

How Does Augmented Reality Work?

This section briefly addresses how augmented reality works at a very high level. I will begin by stating how augmented reality applications can be described as a two-step process and then fill in more detail of what is involved in each of those two steps and the different types of technology that can be used to carry out those steps.

The Two-Step Process of Augmented Reality Applications

In general, two primary things need to happen for every time step of an augmented ...

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