Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Augmented Reality
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.
Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world, as well as in imaginary worlds. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, such as sound through speakers or headphones.
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Application in Medicine
Website describes how augmented reality is being applied in the field of surgery.
Augmented Reality & Computer Augmented Environments
This is an alphabetical list by university of research projects on the topic
Augmented Reality on Mobile Devices
Augmented Reality is coalescing technologies and promises to create a new interactive relationshi between mobile users and their surroundings.
Columbia University – MARS – Mobile Augmented Reality Systems
Describes how Columbia University is using augmented reality in their projects, and on campus.
UCLA Professors Use Virtual Reality to Explore Ancient Egypt Virtual modeling has been used to help review and analyze historical locations from ancient Egypt.
Duke’s virtual reality chamber helps with teaching, research
It’s the Duke immersive Visual Environment, a six-sided structure that, when sealed, becomes a seamless virtual reality atmosphere built to enhance teaching, research and design planning.
How Virtual Reality Works
A comprehensive listing of various aspects of VR, its history, and applications to various tasks.
A Mobile Augmented Reality Browser and its applications.
Mashable Portal on Augmented Reality
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer.
TED Video: Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality
Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their “auras” can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper.
The History of Virtual Reality
This sites the history of virtual reality, opportunity and timing, and how it works and its uses.
The International Journal of Virtual Reality
The IJVR (published quarterly) is a multimedia publication dedicated to the cooperative development and application of diverse technologies associated with virtual reality. It is designed to disseminate relevant new information to professionals in all aspects of the field using the latest in publishing technology.
Trick your senses: Future of virtual reality
Forget real life, in the future you’ll be able to have virtual experiences that seem so real they trick all your senses.
Video: Common Craft Explanation of Augmented Reality
This video is an introduction to augmented reality – a growing way to use camera phones to learn about the world around you. It introduces the technology and covers the basic applications.
Virtual Reality – Gizmodo
News, videos, reviews and gossip about virtual reality.
Virtual Reality Laboratory
This site is involved in the modeling and the animation of three-dimensional inhabited virtual worlds.
Virtual Reality Medical Center
VRMC currently uses virtual reality exposure therapy (3-dimensional computer simulation) in combination with physiological monitoring and feedback to treat panic and anxiety disorders.
Virtual Reality – Mashable
Recent stories and news about virtual reality.
Virtual Reality News
Top news and reports on the latest Virtual Reality technology.
Virtual Reality – The Workflow
Another compilation of information surrounding VRâ€™s history and current applications.
Virtual Reality Website
This site is about virtual reality (VR). The history of virtual reality, the technology of virtual reality, and its projected social implications.
YouTube Video: The future of Virtual Reality
Ray Kurzweil, an inventor, author and futurist rolled into one, talks about how Virtual Reality will alter our lives.