A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Achille Peternier, Xavier Righetti, Mingyu Lim, George Papagiannakis, Tasos Fragopoulos, Kyriaki Lambropoulou, Paolo Barsocchi, Daniel Thalmann
2008 The Visual Computer  
In this paper, we introduce a European research project, interactive media with personal networked devices (INTERMEDIA) in which we seek to progress beyond the home and device-centric convergence toward truly usercentric convergence of multimedia. Our vision is to make the user the multimedia center: the user as the point at which multimedia services and the means for interacting with them converge. This paper proposes the main research goals in providing users with a personalized interface and
more » ... content independent of physical networked devices, and space and time. As a case study, we describe an indoors, mobile mixed reality guide system: Chloe@University. With a see-through head-mounted display (HMD) connected to a small wearable computing device, Chloe@University provides users with an efficient way to guide someone in a building. A 3D virtual character in front of the user guides him/her to the required destination.
doi:10.1007/s00371-008-0264-6 fatcat:ea7dhgp6lbgqznt7fs3ndtvss4