Remote Visual Tracking for the (Mobile) Web

Manuel Olbrich, Tobias Alexander Franke and Pavel Rojtberg Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on 3D Web Technology



Augmented Reality is maturing, but in a world where we are used to straightforward services on the internet, Augmented Reality applications require a lot of preparation before they can be used. Our approach shows how we can bring Augmented Reality into a normal web browser, or even browsers on mobile devices. We show how we are, with recent features of HTML5, able to augment reality based on complex 3D tracking in a browser without having to install or set up any software on a client. With this solution, we are able to extend 3D Web applications with AR and reach more users with a reduced usability barrier. A key contribution of our work is a pipeline for remote tracking built on web-standards.



 author = {Olbrich, Manuel and Franke, Tobias and Rojtberg, Pavel},
 title = {Remote Visual Tracking for the (Mobile) Web},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Nineteenth International ACM Conference on 3D Web Technologies},
 series = {Web3D '14},
 year = {2014},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-3015-2},
 location = {Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada},
 pages = {27--33},
 numpages = {7},
 url = {},
 doi = {10.1145/2628588.2628590},
 acmid = {2628590},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
 keywords = {HTML5, REST, WebGL, augmented reality, computer vision, remote tracking, web socket},