A GPGPU Accelerated Descriptor for Mobile Devices

TitleA GPGPU Accelerated Descriptor for Mobile Devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHofmann, Robert, Hartmut Seichter, and Gerhard Reitmayr
Conference NameISMAR 2012
Date Published11/2012
Conference LocationAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
ISBN Number978-1-4673-4661-0
KeywordsAugmented Reality, GPGPU, OpenGL ES, SURF

We present a modified upright SURF feature descriptor for mobile phone GPUs. Our implementation called uSURF-ES is multiple times faster than a comparable CPU variant on the same device. Our results proof the feasibility of modern mobile graphics accelerators for GPGPU tasks especially for the detection phase in natural feature tracking used in Augmented Reality applications.

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