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A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Peternier, A. and Righetti, X. and Lim, M. and Papagiannakis, G. and Fragopoulos, T. and Lambropoulou, K. and Barsocchi, P. and Thalmann, D.


Abstract: 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 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.


@article{492,
  journal = {The Visual Computer},
  author = {Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Peternier, A. and Righetti, X. and Lim, M. and Papagiannakis, G. and Fragopoulos, T. and Lambropoulou, K. and Barsocchi, P. and Thalmann, D.},
  title = {A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project},
  publisher = {Springer},
  volume = {Vol. 24},
  number = {No. 7-9},
  pages = {827-836},
  month = jul,
  year = {2008},
  topic = {Mixed Realities}
}