Universal Web-Based Tracking for Augmented Reality Applications

Universal Web-Based Tracking for Augmented Reality Applications
Yannic Bonenberger, Jason Raphael Rambach, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker
EuroVR (EuroVR-2018), October 22-23, London, United Kingdom

Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing technology which begins to reach its maturity and address a broad spectrum of areas. However, current augmented reality applications still tend to be confined to a single use case or a single set of devices. In this paper, we explore webbased augmented reality systems using a single cross-platform binary to address a wide range of devices, which can dramatically decrease the developmental effort to create applications and therefore help to satisfy the growing demand for them. To this extent, we discuss the implementation of a feature tracking system using WebAssembly and evaluate its real-time capabilities on a wide range of devices and operating systems. Additionally, we also demonstrate a simple AR application making use of our tracker.
Augmented Reality, Web-based, 6DoF Pose Tracking