Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries


Author: Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem,Christine Elliott,Marie Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538102927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 8996

This book is written for librarians, by librarians: understanding that diverse communities use libraries, museums, and archives for a variety of different reasons. It makes augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications much more accessible to professionals in libraries, museums, and archives.

Beyond Reality

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality in the Library


Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838917852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 2817

The current price of virtual reality headsets may seem out of economic reach for most libraries, but the potential of “assisted reality” tools goes well beyond merely inviting patrons to strap on a pair of goggles. Ranging from enhanced training to using third-party apps to enrich digital collections, there is a kaleidoscope of library uses for augmented, virtual, or mixed reality. In this collection, Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors share exciting, surprising, and inspiring case studies from a mix of institution types, spotlighting such topics as collaborative virtual reality for improved library instruction, education, and learning and teaching; 3D modeling using virtual reality; virtual reality as collaboration space, from gaming to teleconferencing; balancing access with security, and other privacy issues; future possibilities for augmented reality in public libraries; and augmented reality for museums and special collection libraries. A perfect introduction to the topic, this book will encourage libraries to look beyond their own reality and adapt the ideas inside.

Augmented Reality in Education

Bringing Interactivity to Libraries and Classrooms


Author: Elissa Malespina

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440839726


Page: 125

View: 7441

Augmented reality (AR) can bring new levels of engagement to the everyday curricular unit and foster deeper understanding of educational subjects. This book explains how to create and use AR in a school setting to do just that.

Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1


Author: Minhua Ma,Lakhmi C. Jain,Paul Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3642548164

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 398

There is a tremendous interest among researchers for the development of virtual, augmented reality and games technologies due to their widespread applications in medicine and healthcare. To date the major applications of these technologies include medical simulation, telemedicine, medical and healthcare training, pain control, visualisation aid for surgery, rehabilitation in cases such as stroke, phobia and trauma therapies. Many recent studies have identified the benefits of using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or serious games in a variety of medical applications. This research volume on Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1 offers an insightful introduction to the theories, development and applications of virtual, augmented reality and digital games technologies in medical and clinical settings and healthcare in general. It is divided into six sections: section one presents a selection of applications in medical education and healthcare management; Section two relates to the nursing training, health literacy and healthy behaviour; Section three presents the applications of Virtual Reality in neuropsychology; Section four includes a number of applications in motor rehabilitation; Section five aimed at therapeutic games for various diseases; and the final section presents the applications of Virtual Reality in healing and restoration. This book is directed to the healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, professors and the students who wish to explore the applications of virtual, augmented reality and serious games in healthcare further.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Empowering Human, Place and Business


Author: Timothy Jung,M. Claudia tom Dieck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319640275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9526

This volume provides the latest outcomes of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) research conducted in various industries. It reveals how AR and VR are currently changing the business landscape, and how new innovations provide opportunities for businesses to offer their customers unique services and experiences. Collecting the proceedings of the International AR & VR Conference held in Manchester, UK, in February 2017, the book advances the state of the art in AR and VR technologies and their applications in various industries such as tourism, hospitality, events, fashion, entertainment, retail, education and the gaming industry. The papers presented here cover the most significant topics within the field of AR and VR for both researchers and practitioners, approaching them from a business and management perspective.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Myths and Realities


Author: Bruno Arnaldi,Pascal Guitton,Guillaume Moreau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119341094

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 9351

Virtual and Augmented Reality have existed for a long time but were stuck to the research world or to some large manufacturing companies. With the appearance of low-cost devices, it is expected a number of new applications, including for the general audience. This book aims at making a statement about those novelties as well as distinguishing them from the complexes challenges they raise by proposing real use cases, replacing those recent evolutions through the VR/AR dynamic and by providing some perspective for the years to come.

Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library

A Practical Guide for Librarians


Author: Tom Bruno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538108216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 8172

Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library shows you how you can launch and support gaming programming in your library. Everything from acquisitions to budgeting to circulation is covered in this practical guide, as well as promotion, assessment, and experiential learning opportunities.

Understanding Augmented Reality

Concepts and Applications


Author: Alan B. Craig

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0240824105

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 7705

Understanding Augmented Reality addresses the elements that are required to create augmented reality experiences. The technology that supports augmented reality will come and go, evolve and change. The underlying principles for creating exciting, useful augmented reality experiences are timeless. Augmented reality designed from a purely technological perspective will lead to an AR experience that is novel and fun for one-time consumption - but is no more than a toy. Imagine a filmmaking book that discussed cameras and special effects software, but ignored cinematography and storytelling! In order to create compelling augmented reality experiences that stand the test of time and cause the participant in the AR experience to focus on the content of the experience - rather than the technology - one must consider how to maximally exploit the affordances of the medium. Understanding Augmented Reality addresses core conceptual issues regarding the medium of augmented reality as well as the technology required to support compelling augmented reality. By addressing AR as a medium at the conceptual level in addition to the technological level, the reader will learn to conceive of AR applications that are not limited by today’s technology. At the same time, ample examples are provided that show what is possible with current technology. Explore the different techniques, technologies and approaches used in developing AR applications Learn from the author's deep experience in virtual reality and augmented reality applications to succeed right off the bat, and avoid many of the traps that catch new developers and users of augmented reality experiences Some AR examples can be experienced from within the book using downloadable software

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

15th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2018, London, UK, October 22–23, 2018, Proceedings


Author: Patrick Bourdot,Sue Cobb,Victoria Interrante,Hirokazu kato,Didier Stricker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030017907

Category: Computers

Page: 261

View: 476

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2018, held in London, UK, in October 2018. The 9 full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. The papers are organized in 5topical sections: vision-based motion tracking; 3D acquisition and 3D reconstruction; haptics and 3D audio; perception and cognition; interactive techniques and use-case studies.