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What Wearable Augmented Reality Can Do for You
April-June 2009 (vol. 8 no. 2)
pp. 8-11
Bruce H. Thomas, University of South Australia
Christian Sandor, University of South Australia
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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Index Terms:
Computer System Implementation: Wearable Computers, Information Interfaces and Representation (HCI): Artificial, augmented, and virtual realities
Citation:
Bruce H. Thomas, Christian Sandor, "What Wearable Augmented Reality Can Do for You," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 8-11, April-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2009.38
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