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Springer Handbook of Augmented Reality

  • Provides a complete, thorough overview of augmented reality

  • Offers a unique reference text for AR experts and non-experts alike

  • Presents each topic in a detailed, step-by-step manner

Part of the book series: Springer Handbooks (SHB)

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About this book

The Springer Handbook of Augmented Reality presents a comprehensive and authoritative guide to augmented reality (AR) technology, its numerous applications, and its intersection with emerging technologies. This book traces the history of AR from its early development, discussing the fundamentals of AR and its associated science.

The handbook begins by presenting the development of AR over the last few years, mentioning the key pioneers and important milestones. It then moves to the fundamentals and principles of AR, such as photogrammetry, optics, motion and objects tracking, and marker-based and marker-less registration. The book discusses both software toolkits and techniques and hardware related to AR, before presenting the applications of AR. This includes both end-user applications like education and cultural heritage, and professional applications within engineering fields, medicine and architecture, amongst others. The book concludes with the convergence of AR with other emerging technologies, such as Industrial Internet of Things and Digital Twins.

The handbook presents a comprehensive reference on AR technology from an academic, industrial and commercial perspective, making it an invaluable resource for audiences from a variety of backgrounds. 


  • Augmented Reality
  • Augmented Reality Applications
  • AR Hardware and Software
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Tracking and Sensing
  • Augmented Reality Fundamentals
  • Content Development and Interfaces


“This handbook provides a detailed introduction to the field of AR, through chapters contributed by many notable researchers and practitioners.” (Ronald Azuma, Intel Labs) 

“The editors of this compilation deserve credit for selecting authors and chapters that span the current state-of-the-art achievements in AR, with each chapter serving as both an introduction and a reference for deeper study. … This book truly marks a new waterline for its time.” (Prof. Ulrich Neumann, Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Andrew Yeh Ching Nee

  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Soh Khim Ong

About the editors

Andrew Y C Nee, a professor at NUS. He received his PhD and DEng from Manchester and UMIST respectively. He is Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and its president in 2012, Fellow of the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers and its Gold Medal recipient in 2014. He is a pioneering leader in manufacturing research and education. Currently, he serves on 20 editorial boards of refereed journals in the field of manufacturing. He is Editor‐in‐Chief of Springer’s longstanding International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Executive Editor‐in‐Chief of Advances in Manufacturing. He has published over 400 papers in peer‐reviewed international journals, 250 papers in conference proceedings, and has authored and edited 22 books and 25 book chapters. He has graduated 53 PhD and 47 Masters students. He has received over 19569 GS citations and an H‐Index of 72 (June 2021). He holds honorary professorship from Tianjin, BUAA, NUAA, Shanghai, and HUST. He is Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore (2012). Some of the major international awards he received include: SME Gold Medal (2014), IEEE Kayamori Award (1999), IJPR Norman A Dudley Award (2003), IMechE Joseph Whitworth Prize (2009), SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (1982).

S. K. Ong is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests are virtual and augmented reality applications in manufacturing, ubiquitous manufacturing, assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. She has published 7 books and over 320 international refereed journal and conference papers. She has graduated 31 PhD, with GS citation of 9313 and H-Index 52 (June 2021). SK Ong received the 2004 Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In August 2012, she is elected a Fellow of CIRP, The International Academy for Production Engineering. She has also received various other awards including the 2004 Singapore Youth Award for the Science & Technology Category, The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore Award for the Science & Technology Category, the 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia by the US Society for Women Engineers, and the 2013 Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation.

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Hardcover Book USD 399.99
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