Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Key AR terms

Area Glossary

Augmented Reality has been the subject of scientific and engineering research for decades but has only recently been brought to the attention of wider audiences. As the concept is broad, it is easily confused with other new and emerging technologies with which it shares attributes.

The AREA has compiled the following list of key AR terms and their definitions to help enterprises understand what distinguishes AR from other technologies and to provide a helpful reference when reading about AR-specific tools and concepts.

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Rendering Engine

A Rendering Engine is a software module that creates the augmentations based on the model processed by the tracking module. Depending on the accuracy of the model created by the tracking module, the rendering engine is able to produce more or less realistic augmentations. This module then merges the augmentations with the model of the environment.

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