Under the direction of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee, IST/31 is responsible for developing standards for immersive technologies (AR/MR/VR and XR), and for contributing to the work of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 developers of such standards as: Augmented reality continuum presentation and interchange, Augmented reality continuum concepts and reference model and lastly, all matters of health, safety, security and usability of these technologies.
Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR) refers to a spatially coordinated combination of media/information components that represent, on the one hand the physical real world and its objects and on the other, those that are virtual, synthetic and computer generated. MAR, as an information medium, strives to provide rich experience based on realism, presence and augmentation.
In this standard, it is described a comprehensive set of information constructs for representing Mixed and Augmented Reality contents. This set of components extends the conventional ones used for representing virtual reality (VR) contents, as Mixed and Augmented Reality environments are technically realized as virtual environments.
The standard is designed for the ease, generality and extendibility, and this is demonstrated with various examples and implementation results. The proposed model will serve as a sound basis for establishing standard and interoperable file formats MAR contents in the future.
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