Augmented Reality

Designing Mobile Augmented Reality

The development of mobile Augmented Reality application became increasingly popular over the last few years. However, many of the existing solutions build on the reuse of available standard metaphors for visualization and interaction without …

Exploring Distant Objects with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) enables users to retrieve additional information about the real world objects and locations. Exploring such location-based information in AR requires physical movement to different viewpoints, which may be tiring and even …

A GPGPU accelerated descriptor for mobile devices

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 …

Experiences with the Impact of Tracking Technology in Mobile Augmented Reality Evaluations

In this paper, we discuss the impact of tracking technology on user studies of mobile augmented reality applications. We present findings from several of our previous publications in the field, discussing how tracking technology can impact, influence …

Indoor navigation with mixed reality world-in-miniature views and sparse localization on mobile devices

We present the design of an interface that provides continuous navigational support for indoor scenarios where localization is only available at sparse, discrete locations (info points). Our interface combines turn-by-turn instructions with a …

OmniKinect: real-time dense volumetric data acquisition and applications

Real-time three-dimensional acquisition of real-world scenes has many important applications in computer graphics, computer vision and human-computer interaction. Inexpensive depth sensors such as the Microsoft Kinect allow to leverage the …

Authoring solutions for Augmented Reality

The motivation of this workshop is to discuss future directions of content authoring in the field of Augmented Reality, as well as to discuss the current state of art on content creation and asset assembly. The workshop will comprise of a paper …

Enhancing Handheld Navigation Systems with Augmented Reality

We investigate the role of augmented reality (AR) as a new kind of handheld interface to enhance navigation. We integrate AR with other more common interfaces into a handheld navigation system, and we conduct an exploratory study to see where and how …

Augmented visualization with natural feature tracking

Visualization systems often require large monitors or projection screens to display complex information. Even very sophisticated systems that exhibit complex user interfaces do usually not exploit advanced input and output devices. One of the reasons …

Handheld Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation with Activity-based Instructions

We present a novel design of an augmented reality interface to support indoor navigation. We combine activity-based instructions with sparse 3D localisation at selected info points in the building. Based on localisation accuracy and the users’ …