Facilitating Collaboration with Laser Projector-Based Spatial Augmented Reality in Industrial Applications [chapter]

Jianlong Zhou, Ivan Lee, Bruce H. Thomas, Andrew Sansome, Roland Menassa
2011 Recent Trends of Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality Systems  
Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) superimposes computer generated virtual objects directly on physical objects' surfaces. This enables user to interact with real world objects in a natural manner. This chapter investigates SAR techniques and summarizes advantages with the difficulties of SAR in presenting digital information to users. The chapter then presents a concept of portable collaborative SAR. The concept utilizes both projector-based SAR and Head-Mounted-Display (HMD) based Augmented
more » ... ty (AR) in a single environment to assist collaborations within multiple users. The concept combines advantages of both projectorbased SAR for collaboration and HMD-based AR display in personalization to improve the efficiency of collaborative tasks. The presented concept is explored in a case study of industrial quality assurance scenario to show its effectiveness.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9845-3_13 fatcat:huqwiydy25db7mfjls2j5uqrrm