Interactive Focus and Context Visualization for Augmented Reality

Denis Kalkofen, Erick Mendez, Dieter Schmalstieg

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Abstract

In this article we present interactive Focus and Context (F+C) visualizations for Augmented Reality (AR) applications. We demonstrate how F+C visualizations are used to affect the user's perception of hidden objects by presenting contextual information in the area of augmentation. We carefully overlay synthetic data on top of the real world imagery by taking into account the information that is about to be occluded. Furthermore, we present operations to control the amount of augmented information. Additionally, we developed an interaction tool, based on the Magic Lens technique, which allows for interactive separation of focus from context. We integrated our work into a rendering framework developed on top of the Studierstube Augmented Reality system. We finally show examples to demonstrate how our work benefits AR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 6th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781424417506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 6th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR - Nara, Japan
Duration: 13 Nov 200716 Nov 2007

Publication series

Name2007 6th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR

Conference

Conference2007 6th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period13/11/0716/11/07

Keywords

  • Interaction techniques for MR/AR
  • Mediated and diminished reality
  • Object overlay and spatial layout techniques
  • Real-time rendering

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