An Augmented Reality U-Academy Module: From Basic Principles to Connected Subjects

Paulo Menezes


A module for learning about virtual and augmented reality is being developed under the U-Academy project. The module is composed of three parts. The first part is an introduction to the basic concepts of virtual and augmented reality with the help of illustrative examples. The second part presents some of the current uses of augmented reality and its prospective use in several areas that range from industry to medicine. The final part aims at those students interested in the insights of this technology by presenting the underlying concepts such as: camera models, computer graphics, pattern detection and pose estimation from inertial sensors or camera images.


Augmented Reality; Cognitive Processes; Direct Manipulation; Hand Tracking

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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