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AMIRE - Authoring MIxed REality

Mixed Reality (MR) - also known as 'augmented reality' (AR) - inserts in real time virtual 3D objects into video streams in such a way that the virtual objects appear like integral parts of the visible world. This kind of application is until now mostly created by direct coding in a textual programming language like C++. 

AMIRE provides an authoring system for the creation of MR applications by compiling components visually and interactively, to be used e.g. by media designers. Thus MR applications become feasible in far more situations than before. AMIRE includes:

  • An authoring system, that creates an MR application by selection, parameterisation and connection of respective components
  • A framework as a highly efficient run time system for component based MR applications as well as a hosting layer for the authoring system
  • A collection of components for general use as well as application specific components
  • A collection of solution elements for MR applications (MR GEMs) that includes elements used in the project as well as alternative elements
  • Demonstrator applications for the current two main application areas: Education in a refinery and visitors' information in a museum
  • Evaluation and exploitation of the project results.

C-LAB is responsible for the MR GEMs and leads the exploitation task.

Project funded by: EU
Project duration: 04/2002 - 06/2004
Project partners: Siemens Business Services C-LAB (D), Labein (E), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (E), FhG AGC (D), OMV (A), Institut für Anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (A), Fachhochschule Hagenberg (A), Talentcode (SF), Helsinki University of Technology (SF)
Contact: Matthias Niemeyer, C-LAB
Jose Luis Los Arcos, Labein, Projectmanager