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Mobile Interaction touching Augmented Reality and Context Awareness

A Research Topic of the Distributed Systems Group

A large part of the information needs in everyday settings is directly related to real-world entities, like objects, places, and people. Attaching information to those entities thus has many benefits for the quality of interaction between humans and their environment. For example, an object could provide users with its own object-history, which could be used to infer object relationships and interaction contexts in which the physical artifact has taken part. By connecting physical artifacts to information in the virtual world, such "physical hyperlinks" can serve as visible entry points into the information infrastructure, thus increasing accessibility and visibility of a virtual environment from within the physical world.

Narrowing the gap between the physical world surrounding the user and the virtual world requires a kind of "bridge" between entities in the real world and the associated information in the virtual world. Interaction with the virtual aspects of an entity requires a device which is able to detect the entity and display related information. Such a "symbolic magnifying glass" allows, for example, to make object relations visible, to access virtual functions of an object, and to virtually zoom into and out of an object in order to get to know the object details or the object's context, respectively. Physical objects thus become "interactive" in a way which formerly was only possible with purely virtual, computer-based objects.

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Participating Researchers

Gábor Sörös, Christian Flörkemeier (until 2014), Christof Roduner (until 2014), Robert Adelmann (until 2012), Philipp Bolliger (until 2011), Steve Hinske (until 2010), Michael Rohs (until 2005)

Selected Publications

See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.

Related Student Projects

The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.

TypeTitleStudentSupervisorSemester
L Facial Augmented Reality Andreas HessGábor SörösHS 16
B Visible Light Communication for Smartglasses Pascal JosephyGábor Sörös,
Stefan Schmid
FS 16
B Solfege Sign Recognition with a Wearable Camera Julia GigerGábor SörösFS 16
M Online Gyroscope-Camera Autocalibration for Image Enhancement on Smartphones Luc HumairGábor SörösFS 15
L Image Processing on Mobile GPU Carlo BeltrameGábor SörösFS 15
B Image Processing on Mobile GPU Marc FischerGábor SörösFS 15
B Wearable Shopping Assistant Mauro GueriniGábor SörösFS 15
M Blur Removal from Document Images Stephan SemmlerGábor SörösHS 14
B Multiframe Blur Estimation using Inertial Measurement Sensors Severin MüngerGábor SörösFS 14
B Smart Playing Cards with Smart Glasses Michael FranzGábor SörösFS 14
B Rapid Object Reconstruction for Product Augmented Reality Sandro LombardiGábor SörösFS 14
B Developing a Multi-Level Visual Code David ChettritGábor Sörös,
Leyna Sadamori
FS 14
B A Biking Assistant on a Wearable Computer Andy ZimmermannGábor SörösHS 13
B Motion Blur Compensation using Inertial Measurement Sensors Carlo BeltrameGábor SörösFS 13
B A Magic Lens for Visualizing Device Interactions Markus SchalchSimon Mayer,
Gábor Sörös,
Marian George
FS 13
B Optical Character Recognition with a Head-Mounted Camera Thomas KnellGábor SörösFS 13
M Optical Character Recognition on Mobile Phones (in cooperation with MIT) Ekansh AnandChristian Floerkemeier,
Gábor Sörös
FS 12
L Uncovering Device Whispers Bram Scheidegger,
Claude Barthels
Simon Mayer,
Christian Beckel,
Gábor Sörös
FS 12
B Verifying Cloud Encryption Credentials through Mobile Device Interactions Marius FehrIulia IonFS 12
B Creating Briefings from Heterogeneous Sources (II) Marco PolteraSimon MayerFS 12
B Creating Briefings from Heterogeneous Sources (I) Raffael BuffSimon MayerFS 12
B Optical Character Recognition on Mobile Phones Luc HumairChristian Floerkemeier,
Gábor Sörös
FS 12
B Adaptive User Interfaces for Smart Things Andreas TschofenSimon MayerFS 11
M Crowdsourcing location information to improve indoor localization Luba RogolevaPhilipp BolligerHS 09
S Prototyping a RESTPhone Moritz HartmeierBenedikt OstermaierFS 09
S Entwicklung einer Sensor-Anwendung für Mobiltelefone (Sensing with Mobile Phones) Adrian HelfensteinBenedikt OstermaierFS 09
L Koubachi - iPhone Client Mike Godenzi, Gilad GeronPhilipp Bolliger,
Moritz Köhler
FS 09
B Redpin - Next Generation Server Pascal BroglePhilipp BolligerFS 09
B Redpin - iPhone Client Pascal BroglePhilipp BolligerFS 09
S Test-Robot for Mobile Phone Cameras Dessovic RaoulRobert AdelmannHS 08
M Integration of Mobile Phones into Smart Environments for Education and Entertainment Roger SeidelSteve HinskeFS 08
M Smart Environment Visualization and Interaction Alex SuciuRobert AdelmannSS 07
L Smart Notifier Vlatko DavidovskiBenedikt OstermaierSS 07
S "Mobile Phone Blogger", oder was sieht mein Natel? Angelo RosenfelderMoritz KöhlerHS 07
S Spatial Selection Using Mobile Phones Breu UrsRobert AdelmannSS 06
S Information Gathering Ziroli PlutschowRobert AdelmannSS 06
L WorldWindow Augmented Reality System Steven Fluck,
Jonas Haller
Robert AdelmannSS 06
S Mobile Barcode Bettina PolasekRobert AdelmannWS 05/06
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