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A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

Published inThe Visual Computer, vol. 24, no. 7-9, p. 827-836
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Publication date2008
Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a European research project, interactive media with personal networked devices (INTERMEDIA) in which we seek to progress beyond home and device-centric convergence toward truly user-centric 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.

Keywords
  • Interactive media
  • Dynamic networks
  • Personalized and wearable interface
  • Content management
  • Mobile mixed reality
  • Virtual humans
  • Geolocalization
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MAGNENAT THALMANN, Nadia et al. A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project. In: The Visual Computer, 2008, vol. 24, n° 7-9, p. 827–836. doi: 10.1007/s00371-008-0264-6
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