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Regulation and Policy for Wearable Augmented Reality

January 2013

Pages: 37

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Keywords: Augmented Reality, AR, Wearable Augmented Reality, Wearable AR, Augmented Reality Regulations, Augmented Reality Policies


Progress in wearable technologies for monitoring is driven by the same factors that were behind the transition from desktop computing and communication tools to portable devices providing processing and ubiquitous connectivity. These drivers include substantive changes in key social and economic factors. This transition is fuelled by the enormous technical advances in microelectronics and communication technologies as well as the ongoing process of miniaturization.

With the coming commercial introduction and widespread use of wearable Augmented Reality (AR), there will be a need for new policies and regulations for their use. These policies go beyond the obvious and extend into many areas of end-user behavior and usage conditions.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.


  • Wireless carriers and other service providers
  • Augmented Reality (AR) application developers
  • Telemetry, Telematics, and vehicle monitoring companies
  • Telecom (fixed and wireless) and ICT infrastructure providers
  • Government agencies, regulatory authorities, and commissions

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Wearable Augmented Reality Devices
  • The Development of AR Devices (Software)
  • AR Policies and Legal Issues
  • Legal Issues Associated with Geospatial Technology
  • Privacy
  • Geo-Tagging Photos Policies and AR Devices
  • The End-User Perspective on the New Wearable AR Devices Applications
  • The Network Operator and Third Party Provider Role
  • Images Over Billboards
  • AR Liability and Potential Legal Issues
  • Flaws in Product Design/Production
  • Injuries from Distraction
  • Recommendations to Avoid Potential Legal Issues
  • The Use of Wearable AR Devices in Social Selling
  • The Effect of Policy and Regulations on AR Applications
  • Optical Recognition
  • Wearable AR Devices in The Cloud Regulations
  • Cloud Computing and AR Applications
  • Market Regulations and Business Models
  • Advertising Policies and AR Applications
  • Privacy Compliance Analysis and AR Applications
  • Face Recognition + Social Media Contacts + AR Applications: New Technology or New Invasion of Privacy