MARA

Short for Mobile Augmented Reality Applications MARA is a Nokia research project that uses camera-equipped mobile devices as platforms for sensor-based, video see-through mobile Augmented Reality. The MARA prototype application uses accelerometers in all three axes to determine orientation, a tilt compensated compass for heading, and GPS for positioning. If the absolute location and orientation of a camera is known, along with the properties of the lens, it’s possible to determine exactly what parts of the scene are viewed by the camera.

See also Augmented Reality.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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