Smartphone Augmented Reality: Towards Mass-Market Augmented Reality Technology, Dieter Schmalstieg
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The Christian Doppler Laboratory of Handheld Augmented Reality established at Graz University of Technology focuses on research aimed at establishing Augmented Reality (AR) technology on smartphones. AR is a key technology in user interfaces for personalized, situated information delivery, navigation, on-demand instructions and games. The widespread availability and rapid evolution of smartphones enables software-only solutions for AR, where it was previously necessary to assemble custom hardware solutions. However, ergonomic and technical limitations of smartphones as a platform make this a challenging endeveour. In particular, it is necessary to design novel efficient time-critical algorithms for computer graphics and computer vision tasks, and create new lightweight forms of interaction with the environment through small form-factor devices. This talk will present selected technical achievements in this field and highlight some examples of successful application prototypes.