Practical Augmented Reality by Aukstakalnis Steve
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the technologies and applications of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems and wearable computing devices. Ideal for practitioners and students concerned with any application from gaming to medicine it brings together comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice emphasizing leading-edge displays sensors and DIY tools that are already available commercially or will be soon. Practical Augmented Reality begins by explaining the mechanics of human sight hearing and touch showing how these mechanisms (and their performance ranges) directly dictate the design and use of wearable displays 3-D audio systems and tactile/force feedback devices. It presents revealing case studies of real-world applications from gaming entertainment science engineering aerospace and air traffic control defense medicine architecture law enforcement and geophysics. Readers will find clear easy-to-understand explanations photos and illustrations of devices including Oculus (Facebook) Rift Sony Morpheus Google Glass and many more. Functional diagrams clearly explain how each device operates and link directly to relevant theoretical and practical content. Practical Augmented Reality thoroughly considers human factors including sense and motor physiology constraints; resolution and realism; fields of view angles and distortion; latency and time display; flicker vertigo phobia effects and motion sickness. It concludes by assessing both the legal and societal implications of new and emerging AR VR and wearable technologies.