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What Wearable Augmented Reality Can Do for You

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2 Author(s)
Thomas, B.H. ; Univ. of South Australia, SA ; Sandor, Christian

This paper focuses on the present and near-future possibilities and technologies for wearable augmented reality. The paper provides an overview of the concept of wearable augmented reality and describes a current state-of-the-art system Tinmith. A number of benefits are presented, such as in situ information presentation, hands-free operation, ability to multitask, and navigation aids. The following five major application domains are examined as a means of highlighting the effectiveness of this technology: consumer help, entertainment, manufacturing, medicine, and navigation. The article provides some insights into technological hurdles yet to be overcome.

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Pervasive Computing, IEEE  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 2 )