A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

Magnenat-Thalmann, N., Peternier, A., Righetti, Lim, M., Papagiannakis, G., Fragopoulos, T., Lambropoulou, K., Barsocchi, P., Thalmann, D., “A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project”, The Visual Computer, Springer-Verlag, Volume 24, Numbers 7-9, pp. 827-836, July 2008, also presented in CGI08



In this paper, we introduce a european research project, interactive media with personal networked devices (INTERMEDIA) in which we seek to progress beyond home and device-centric convergence toward truly user-centric convergence of multimedia. Our vision is The User as Multimedia Central: the user as the point at which multimedia services and the means for interact- ing with them converge. This paper proposes the main research goals so that users can be provided with a personalized interface and content independently of physical networked devices, space and time. As a case study, we describe an indoors, mobile mixed reality guide system: Chloe@University. With a see-through head-mounted display (HMD) connected to a small wearable computing device, Chloe@University provides users with an efficient way of guiding in a building. A 3D virtual character in front of the user guides him/her to the required destination. [PDF]