Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

A Reference for Common Augmented Reality Terminology

Augmented Reality Glossary

The AREA members and staff have compiled the following list of key Augmented Reality terms and their definitions to help enterprises understand what distinguishes AR from other technologies. Our goal is to provide a helpful reference for anyone at any level who is learning about AR-specific tools and concepts.

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Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality is a form of AR in which digital overlays are blended in the environment and have a spatial relationship with the surrounding objects. While the user moves, the overlays remain located in the same position attached to the real environment. Virtual and real objects are potentially indistinguishable.

Monocular Display

Multimodal Interaction

In Augmented Reality, Multimodal Interaction refers to solutions that enable the user to interact with the solution through multiple modes, which can include speech, touch, vision, and gesture.

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