Practical Calibration Procedures for Augmented Reality

  • Anton Fuhrmann
  • Dieter Schmalstieg
  • Werner Purgathofer
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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