Chapter 4

Augmented Reality Software

Introduction

Regardless of the hardware platform available, it is the software that will make the hardware do what you want/need it to do. The software is the piece of the puzzle that turns that hardware into a powerful system capable of making your ideas for how to apply augmented reality (AR) to your area of interest come to fruition. There are software components that are part of the AR infrastructure that is required regardless of the application being used, there is software specific to the application, and there is software used to create the content for your application. This chapter addresses each of these categories of software.

Major Software Components for Augmented Reality Systems

The software ...

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