How to Improve AR App Performance on Mobile Devices

The AR technology has been adopted by different industries to enhance their operation efficiency and service quality. For example, a cinema can make use of the AR technology, so movie goers can enjoy movie trailers by simply taking pictures of the movie posters. Although the AR technology is invaluable to a lot of industries, it requires a lot of computation for sound and virtual image procession, which may not be supported by the limited processing ability of mobile devices such as tablets.

A team of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology is developing CloudRidAR, a cloud-based platform for mobile augmented reality. The AR platform allows the computing tasks to be processed on a cloud instead of a mobile device, which saves mobile devices substantial battery consumption from data processing of AR apps. The platform also makes data processing more than 10 times faster.

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如何加強擴增實境(Augmented Reality)程式在流動裝置上的運算能力

擴增實境(Augmentedl Reality,縮寫VR)在各行各業逐漸得到廣泛應用,不但能強化工作效率亦提升了服務質素。例如,有些戲院在電影預告上使用了AR技術,用戶只需用流動程式對準電影海報,就能在手機上觀看預告片。雖然AR技術豐富了用戶體驗,但AR程式需要進行大量運算來處理聲音和虛擬圖像,對一些流動裝置如平板電腦造成負荷,其有限的運算能力未必能支援AR技術所需。

由香港科技大學(Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)帶領的研究隊伍近來研究出名為 CloudRidAR的雲平台,專門支援AR技術在流動裝置上的運算,把處理和運算AR的工作從流動裝置搬到雲平台上進行,為流動裝置減省了處理AR的耗電量,同時把運算時間加快了十倍以上,為發展AR技術和推廣應用起了積極作用。

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