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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2009 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1536-1268
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.
Computer System Implementation: Wearable Computers, Information Interfaces and Representation (HCI): Artificial, augmented, and virtual realities

B. H. Thomas and C. Sandor, "What Wearable Augmented Reality Can Do for You," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 8-11, 2009.
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