3DVN: A Mixed Reality Platform for Mobile Navigation Assistance
Paper in proceedings, 2007

We present 3DVN, a Mixed Reality platform for navigation assistance in indoor environments. Built on top of a PC-based wearable computer running the Windows operating system, the platform provides a multimodal user interface to navigate existing physical buildings, including wireless networking, data glove gestural input, voice communication, head-mounted display, and a 3DOF head tracker. Local positioning is performed using a software-only WLAN-based engine to accurately pinpoint the mobile device in three dimensions. We use this system as a platform for a simple theoretical framework for classifying interaction for mobile navigation assistance. Informal qualitative evaluation of our system seems to conform to predictions derived from our framework and shows the need for a rich set of interaction components for successful mobile navigation.

Location-aware computing

wearable computers

mobile navigation

multimodality

Author

Niklas Elmqvist

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computing Science (Chalmers)

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computing Science (Chalmers), Computing Science, Interaction Design Collegium (Chalmers)

David Axblom

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Jonas Claesson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Joseph Hagberg

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Daniel Segerdahl

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Yan Tai So

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Anders Svensson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Mattias Thorén

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Martin Wiklander

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

ACM CHI2007 Workshop on Mobile Spatial Interaction

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Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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10/8/2017