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A Distributed System for Augmented Reality Experiences in Science Centers and Museums

  • Michael Wittkämper
  • Anne-Kathrin Braun
  • Iris Herbst
  • Jan Herling
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4469)

Abstract

This paper describes an Augmented Reality based approach for use in museums and science centers for explanation, which is designed to improve visitors understanding. The distributed Augmented Reality system uses hybrid tracking technologies to detect the position and orientation of the museum visitor and measures a specific exhibit state with data acquisition sensors. Furthermore, we enhanced our system with an Augmented video streaming technology for remote participation and we developed the Mixed Reality Interface Markup Language (MRIML) to support high-level, platform independent scenario specification.

Keywords

Augmented Reality AR Streaming AR/MR User Interface 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Wittkämper
    • 1
  • Anne-Kathrin Braun
    • 1
  • Iris Herbst
    • 1
  • Jan Herling
    • 1
  1. 1.Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Environments Department Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt AugustinGermany

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