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Using Infra-Red Beacons as Unobtrusive Markers for Mobile Augmented Reality

Burnett, Daniel and Coulton, Paul (2011) Using Infra-Red Beacons as Unobtrusive Markers for Mobile Augmented Reality. In: 1st Workshop on Mobile Augmented Reality: Design Issues and Opportunities (Mobile HCI 2011), 2011-08-302011-08-30, Stockholm.

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    Abstract

    The main two approaches for vision based mobile augmented reality systems are either those employing fiducial markers or those which track natural features in the environment to estimate camera pose information. Whilst marker based systems are relatively simple to implement and are robust they present difficulties for wide scale deployment as they are obtrusive and their size is proportional to the distance from which they need to be used. However, the alternate approaches of marker less systems present significant computational challenges, can be highly problematic in poor light conditions, and are independent of scale. In the paper we present a novel solution using Infra Red LED’s as markers that overcomes many of these limitations in that they are: invisible to the human sight but can tracked by phone camera optics; can be used in varied light conditions; structured to provide scale; and significantly reduce the computational overhead.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: 1st Workshop on Mobile Augmented Reality: Design Issues and Opportunities (Mobile HCI 2011)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: markers ; marker-less ; augmented reality ; Ifra-Red ; LEDs
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 49670
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 09 Sep 2011 10:14
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:44
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49670

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