In situations where virtual, mixed, augmented, and extended reality applications or services are operated by remote providers, images, video, and/or other world-understanding data captured by a camera or other sensors of a user device may be made available to the applications to enable integration of virtual objects with the user’s real world surroundings. It is important to allow users control over how the video generated by the camera is provided to such applications. Current application configuration settings such as permissions to access camera usually offer a binary choice that requires the user to provide the requested access or forego using the application entirely. This disclosure describes techniques that allow the user to choose the application mode prior to beginning an interactive session. The choice of mode controls the level of detail about the user’s real world surroundings that is made available to the application.
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Weidner, Klaus, "Mode selection for augmented reality application to control access to real-world data", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 23, 2019)