Towards Pervasive Augmented Reality


Augmented Reality is a technique that enables users to interact with their physical environment through the overlay of digital information. While being researched for decades, more recently, Augmented Reality moved out of the research labs and into the field. While most of the applications are used sporadically and for one particular task only, current and future scenarios will provide a continuous and multi-purpose user experience. Therefore,  we present the concept of Pervasive Augmented Reality, aiming to provide such an experience by sensing the user’s current context and adapting the AR system based on the changing requirements and constraints. We present a taxonomy for Pervasive Augmented Reality and context-aware Augmented Reality, which classifies context sources and context targets relevant for implementing such a context-aware, continuous Augmented Reality experience. We further summarize existing approaches that contribute towards Pervasive Augmented Reality. Based on our taxonomy and survey, we identify challenges for future research directions in PervasiveAugmented Reality.


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Jens Grubert; Tobias Langlotz; Stefanie Zollmann and Holger Regenbrecht, "Towards Pervasive Augmented Reality: Context-Awareness in Augmented Reality". In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), vol. 23 (6), 2017, pp. 1706-1724. author version pdf | IEEE Xplore version | bib | doi