Mixed reality for exploring urban environments

Liarokapis, F, Mountain, D, Papakonstantinou, S, Brujic-Okretic, V and Raper, J (2006) Mixed reality for exploring urban environments. In: Braz, Jos'e, Jorge, Joaquim A. and Ad'erito Marcos, Miguel Dias (eds.) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications. INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, Setubal, Portugal, pp. 208-215. ISBN 972-8865-39-2

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Abstract

In this paper we propose the use of specific mobile system architecture for navigation in urban environments. The aim of this work is to evaluate how virtual and augmented reality interfaces can provide location and orientation-based services using different technologies. The virtual reality interface is entirely based on sensors to detect the location and orientation of the user while the augmented reality interface uses computer vision techniques to capture patterns from the real environment. The knowledge obtained from the evaluation of the virtual reality experience has been incorporated into the augmented reality interface. Some initial results in our experimental augmented reality navigation are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Mobile Interfaces, Augmented and Virtual Environments, Virtual Tours, Human-computer interaction
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
Depositing User: Fotis Liarokapis
Date Deposited: 01 May 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1164
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