The goal of this project is to develop a framework for new mobile devices that use augmented reality techniques to efficiently support end users during their daily tasks. The AR-PDA will enhance real camera images by virtual objects (animated 3D, 2D, text) and allows personalized user interaction with the augmented scene.
Six partners from academia and industry will jointly develop a framework for a mobile device that supports consumers during their daily activities like shopping, using household appliances and other technical devices or during sightseeing tours. Assuming that future mobile devices like palm tops, PDA's and mobile phones will significantly increase their effectiveness (similar to today's standard PCs) and the bandwidth of wireless network standards like UMTS will allow streaming video and audio in real time, new services for end user have to identified and developed that provide a real added value for the customer. The project will design and implement an architecture consisting of several hardware and software components that allows to efficiently design and implement end user AR applications. In this project the partner currently focus on services for houshold appliances.
Project funded by: BMBF
Project duration: 04/2001 - 02/2004
Project partners: Unity (D), Lunatic Interactive (D), Miele (D), Siemens Business Services (D), Universität Paderborn (D), Heinz-Nixdorf Institut (D), Technische Universität Ilmenau (D)
Contact: Dr. Bernd Kleinjohann, C-LAB
Dr. Peter Ebbesmeyer, AR-PDA Projectmanager