[DEMO] Insight: Webized mobile AR and real life use cases

posted Jul 5, 2014, 1:04 AM by Byounghyun Yoo   [ updated Jan 18, 2016, 10:34 PM ]
Joohyun Lee, Jungbin Kim, Jinwoo Kim, Sungkuk Chun, Iltae Kim, Junsik Shim, Sangchul Ahn, Byounghyun Yoo*, and Heedong Ko, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Munich, Germany, September 10-12, 2014. 
(*Corresponding author) 

Abstract: This demonstration shows a novel approach for webizing mobile augmented reality, which uses HTML as its content structure, and its real life use cases. Insight is a mobile AR Web browser that executes HTML5-based AR applications. By extending physical objects and places with Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), we could build objects of interest for mobile AR application as DOM (Document Object Model) elements and control their behavior and user interactions through DOM events in standard HTML documents. A new CSS media type is defined to augment virtual objects to the physical objects. In this model, we introduce the concept of PLACE, which is the model of physical space in which the user can be located. With this approach, mobile AR applications can be developed as common HTML documents seamlessly under current Web eco-system. The advantage of the webized mobile AR, which is able to utilize all kind of Web resources without rework, and its high productivity arisen from the seamless development of AR contents in HTML documents are shown with real life use cases in various domains such as shopping, entertainment, education, and manufacturing. 

Keywords: authoring environment, content structure, mobile AR, real life, Web architecture, World Wide Web