Practical Calibration Procedures for Augmented Reality

  • Anton Fuhrmann
  • Dieter Schmalstieg
  • Werner Purgathofer
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


Augmented Reality overlays computer generated images over the real world. This requires precise knowledge of the viewing projection of the head-mounted display (HMD) and its position. Most of the previously published methods are complicated or use special equipment for the calibration process. We present a collection of calibration methods usable for fast and easy calibration of camera parameters, object/camera to tracker transformations, and image rectification, which do not need additional instrumentation or complicated procedures. They are applicable for both see-through and video-based HMDs and have already been successfully implemented in the Studierstube collaborative augmented environment.


Augmented Reality Virtual Object Camera Calibration Camera Parameter Virtual Camera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton Fuhrmann
    • 1
  • Dieter Schmalstieg
    • 1
  • Werner Purgathofer
    • 1
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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