Monday, November 17, 2008

Wearable Augmented Reality System using Gaze Interaction (Park et al., 2008)

Hyung Min Park, Seok Han Lee and Jong Soo Choi from the Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film at the University of Chung-Ang, Korea presented a paper on their Wearable Augmented Reality System (WARS) at the 7th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. They use a half-blink mode (called "aging") for selection which is detected by their custom eye tracking algorithms. See the end of the video.

Undisturbed interaction is essential to provide immersive AR environments. There have been a lot of approaches to interact with VEs (virtual environments) so far, especially in hand metaphor. When the user‟s hands are being used for hand-based work such as maintenance and repair, necessity of alternative interaction technique has arisen. In recent research, hands-free gaze information is adopted to AR to perform original actions in concurrence with interaction. [3, 4]. There has been little progress on that research, still at a pilot study in a laboratory setting. In this paper, we introduce such a simple WARS(wearable augmented reality system) equipped with an HMD, scene camera, eye tracker. We propose „Aging‟ technique improving traditional dwell-time selection, demonstrate AR gallery – dynamic exhibition space with wearable system.
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1 comment:

simwave said...

Augmented reality is distinct from virtual reality in that it offers users graphical enhancements to their real, physical environment, rather than creating an entirely new environment.

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