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The Visual Computer

, 24:827 | Cite as

A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Achille Peternier
  • Xavier Righetti
  • Mingyu LimEmail author
  • George Papagiannakis
  • Tasos Fragopoulos
  • Kyriaki Lambropoulou
  • Paolo Barsocchi
  • Daniel Thalmann
Original Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Achille Peternier
    • 2
  • Xavier Righetti
    • 2
  • Mingyu Lim
    • 1
    Email author
  • George Papagiannakis
    • 1
  • Tasos Fragopoulos
    • 3
  • Kyriaki Lambropoulou
    • 4
  • Paolo Barsocchi
    • 5
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.MIRALabUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.EPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.ISIPlatani PatrasGreece
  4. 4.INTRACOMPeaniaGreece
  5. 5.CNRRomeItaly

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