Definition:Augmented reality is a system that enhances the real world by superimposing computer-generated information on top of it.
Virtual Reality (VR) is the technology that provides almost real and/or believable experiences in a synthetic or virtual way. Augmented Reality (AR) can be thought of as a variation of VR. In the original publication which coined the term, (Computer-) Augmented Reality was introduced as the opposite of VR: instead of driving the user into a purely-synthesized informational environment, the goal of AR is to augment the real world with synthetic information such as visualizations and audio. In other words, AR is a system that enhances the real world by superimposing computer-generated information on top of it. VR technologies completely immerse a user inside a synthetic environment. While immersed, the user can not see the real world around him/her. In contrast, AR allows the user to see the real world, but superimposes computer-generated information...
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(2006). Augmented Reality. In: Furht, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Multimedia. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-30038-4_10
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