The AREA Research Committee conducts an advocacy research program to continually advance AR technologies to the benefit of the AREA members and the wider AR ecosystem.
Twice per calendar year, or approximately every six (6) months, the Research Committee solicits from Sponsor, Contributor and Non-commercial/Academic Members topics for the next AREA-directed research project. The members then vote for their preferred topic.
The Research Committee publishes a public call for proposals and chooses the best qualified research organization to study the topic of greatest interest in the given cycle. The AREA contracts directly with the research provider and oversees the smooth execution of the project. Each project produces a combination of public and member-exclusive deliverables.
This page provides links to all the AREA research deliverables which have been released for use by the global AR community (not AREA member-exclusive). The following reports and case studies are available: