Adobe demonstrated the technology to link the virtual and the real book using augmented reality. The developers have shown this in the example study: the teacher can attach a comment to a specific part of a page in the program, and the student will see it, point the camera of your smartphone on the page of a real book. While the feature is experimental, but the company is going to implement it in their programs.
More and more universities and schools are moving to online platform, allowing to connect teachers with students. As a rule, the sites that the student can learn the material, get the job and execute them. But almost always, they act as a Supplement to paper textbooks, which are not integrated in the online platform.
The developers at Adobe have learned to associate physical books with their digital version. In fact, the technology implements the pencil notes in the margins in digital form. The program consists of two components: the application on the smartphone and on the computer. In the version for computer the workbook is displayed in digital form and it can be attached to certain comments. After that, the user can point the camera in the app on a real copy of the book and see this comment.
In addition to the comments from the teacher in the camera displays all other structures: paragraphs, figures or tables. The user can attach comments to the book, and they will be tied to the corresponding object and not to the whole page. All interactions are displayed in the electronic version of the book in Adobe Document Cloud.
The company showed a short video describing the design and not told technical details about her work. Perhaps the feature will work with any documents, because the cloud Adobe you can upload the scanned documents, then the system recognizes them and marks the text objects.
On smartphones there are other programs augmented reality connecting the virtual objects with the real. For example, Google added to its maps app the navigation in augmented reality, through which the user can see the pointers are superimposed on the real street in front of him.