Configuration and Use of Pervasive Augmented Reality Interfaces in a Smart Home Context: A Prototype
The Augmented Reality (AR) is believed to be a trending mechanism for intelligent environments since it provides additional layers of information on top of the physical world. Pervasive AR extends this concept through context-awareness, 3D space positioning and tracking mechanisms, resulting in experiences without interruptions. This paper proposes a pervasive AR application to create and configure such experiences, allowing management and control of appliances in a Smart Home context Based on a virtual content re-calibration process, the application is able to place and highlight what in the smart home can be interacted with a high level of accuracy and resilience to changes in dynamic environments. We also present examples of other appliances that can be integrated into the management and control features. Finally, we propose possible scenarios besides the Smart Home where the application might also be used.
KeywordsPervasive Augmented Reality Context-sensitive computing Information-display Uninterrupted experiences Smart Home
The present study was developed in the scope of the Smart Green Homes Project [POCI-01-0247-FEDER-007678], a co-promotion between Bosch Termotecnologia S.A. and the University of Aveiro. It is financed by Portugal 2020 under the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program, and by the European Regional Development Fund. This study was also supported by IEETA - Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro, funded by National Funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, in the context of the project UID/CEC/00127/2019.
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