Augmented Reality

An Emerging Technologies Guide to AR


  • Greg Kipper, is a futurist and strategic forecaster in emerging technologies. Mr. Kipper has been the keynote speaker at select industry events, a digital forensics instructor, and a trusted advisor in both the government and commercial sectors. He has published books in the fields of digital forensics and emerging technologies, including: "Investigator's Guide to Steganography," "Wireless Crime and Forensic Investigation," and "Virtualization and Forensics."
  • Joseph Rampolla, Joseph Rampolla has been a law enforcement officer for 17 years for a suburban police department in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area. In 2003 he was assigned to a regional computer crimes task force in Northern New Jersey. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of cyber crime, augmented reality, virtual worlds, counter-terrorism, cyber-bullying, and undercover Internet Relay Chat (IRC) investigations. He has taught international law enforcement at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, in the Ontario Canadian Providence, and taught cyber crime topics to all levels of law enforcement for the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In his spare time he teaches in various diverse communities as an outreach coordinator for homeland security interests. Joseph serves as a consultant for various organizations across the United States and presents for the National District Attorney's Association (NDAA) and Fox Valley Technical College.

With the explosive growth in mobile phone usage and rapid rise in search engine technologies over the last decade, augmented reality (AR) is poised to be one of this decade's most disruptive technologies, as the information that is constantly flowing around us is brought into view, in real-time, through augmented reality. In this cutting-edge book, the authors outline and discuss never-before-published information about augmented reality and its capabilities. With coverage of mobile, desktop, developers, security, challenges, and gaming, this book gives you a comprehensive understanding of what augmented reality is, what it can do, what is in store for the future and most importantly: how to benefit from using AR in our lives and careers.
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Chief Technology Officers, Law Enforcement, Information Security Professionals, Investigators, Lawmakers, Military branches


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-733-6


"Kipper and Rampolla explain what augmented reality (AR) is, how it can be used in a variety of industries and applications, and concepts for new applications in business and crime-fighting."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013
"If you want to see the future, look here. The product of years of research, Augmented Reality is a comprehensive overview of this stunning disruptive technology -- a type of ‘reality on steroids’. A must read for venture capitalists, cyber-security professionals, policy makers, and entrepreneurs."--Edward M. Roche, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Augmented Reality?
Chapter 2: The Types of Augmented Reality
Chapter 3: The Value of Augmented Reality
Chapter 4: Developers and Organizations
Chapter 5: Augmented Reality and Security
Chapter 6: Augmented Reality Gaming
Chapter 7: The Future of Augmented Reality
Appendix: Augmented Reality Encyclopedia