In our everyday world we are not limited to our computer desktop. Information in the real world is perceived and processed in three dimensions, continuously and in real time. A human-computer interface that can capture these properties will be able to deliver new computer applications and services anywhere and anytime. Augmented reality (AR), which enhances a user's perception of the real world with computer generated information, can turn the everyday world into a user interface for ubiquitous computing applications.
STUDIERSTUBE is a leading framework for the development of mobile, collaborative and ubiquitous AR applications. The development of the STUDIERSTUBE software platform started at Vienna University of Technology in 1996. Since 2004, the main research and development activities are carried out at Graz University of Technology.