Augmented Reality Interface Toolkit

Liarokapis, F, White, M and Lister, P (2004) Augmented Reality Interface Toolkit. In: Information Visualisation, 2004. IV 2004. Proceedings. Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation.

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Abstract

This work proposes a high-level augmented reality interface toolkit that allows the combination of audiovisual information with a real world environment in an easy and interactive way. The system is based on MFC libraries, OpenGL, OpenAL, Microsoft Vision SDK and the vision tracking libraries from the well known ARToolKit. Simple and cost effective hardware complements the software solution. This AR interface toolkit can be used as an exemplar for the development of other applications. Users can interact with the presented information in several different ways. Realistic augmentation is also supported such as soft and hard shadows, without sacrificing the overall efficiency of the system. To illustrate the feasibility of our AR interface toolkit a cultural heritage application for museum environments is briefly presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Martin White
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:57
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 11:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23220
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