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Understanding Augmented Reality by Alan B. Craig

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Chapter 7

Mobile Augmented Reality

Introduction

One trend is certain. People, more so than any other time in history, are on the go, and while they are on the go, they carry technology with them. The notion of having to “go to” a specific place to do something that could potentially be done via technology they carry is very unappealing to people today, especially young people. Augmented reality (AR) exists in the world, and people are in the world wherever they are. Consequently, there is a very strong trend toward mobile augmented reality applications that can be used anytime, and anyplace, with technology that is considered mobile enough that it is with a person all the time, no matter where (or when) he or she is.

What is Mobile Augmented ...

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