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Virtual Reality Technology and Applications

  • Matjaž Mihelj
  • Domen Novak
  • Samo Beguš

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 1-16
  3. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 17-34
  4. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 35-51
  5. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 53-95
  6. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 97-130
  7. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 131-159
  8. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 161-194
  9. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 195-204
  10. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 205-211
  11. Matjaž Mihelj, Domen Novak, Samo Begus
    Pages 213-225
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-231

About this book

Introduction

As virtual reality expands from the imaginary worlds of science fiction and pervades every corner of everyday life, it is becoming increasingly important for students and professionals alike to understand the diverse aspects of this technology. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the theoretical and practical elements of virtual reality, from the mathematical and technological foundations of virtual worlds to the human factors and the applications that enrich our lives: in the fields of medicine, entertainment, education and others.
After providing a brief introduction to the topic, the book describes the kinematic and dynamic mathematical models of virtual worlds. It explores the many ways a computer can track and interpret human movement, then progresses through the modalities that make up a virtual world: visual, acoustic and haptic. It explores the interaction between the actual and virtual environments, as well as design principles of the latter. The book closes with an examination of different applications, focusing on augmented reality as a special case. Though the content is primarily VR-related, it is also relevant for many other fields.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Computer Graphics Haptics Human Motion Tracking Virtual Reality

Authors and affiliations

  • Matjaž Mihelj
    • 1
  • Domen Novak
    • 2
  • Samo Beguš
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6910-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6909-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6910-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-8994
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