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Enhanced virtual transparency in handheld AR: digital magnifying glass

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date27/08/2013
Host publicationProceedings of Mobile HCI 2013
PublisherACM
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2273-7
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceMobileHCI 2013 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period27/08/1330/08/13

Conference

ConferenceMobileHCI 2013 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period27/08/1330/08/13

Abstract

Handheld Augmented Reality (AR) is often presented using the magic-lens paradigm in which a magic-lens is a transparent interface. Such transparency is usually implemented by rendering camera captured video on the device’s screen. The transparency quality is limited by the video stream quality which may be affected by: unfocused camera lens, poor lighting conditions and limited video stream resolution. All these factors may reduce the readability of the AR scene. To address quality of rendering and increase scene readability, this paper presents an enhanced virtual transparency solution where segments of the scene are replaced by high definition digital content. The proposed enhanced virtual transparency is demonstrated through the design of a digital magnifying glass which has been implemented on of-the-shelf mobile phone.