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Vision for Augmented Reality

Main activities

This activity focuses on the development of algorithms for the detection of landmarks naturally embedded in the scene.

We develop algorithms devoted to the detection of text embedded in scenes, its segmentation from the background and its adjustment to facilitate its readability by an OCR engine. 

Our research focuses on image analysis to support precise alignment of geo-referenced information with the capturing camera view, where GPS and inertial measurements are used to support the registration with the visual environment.

Our activities focus on signal processing techniques for detecting user-customized gestures as well as recognising repetitive motion patterns such as occurring during work-out and sport activities.

Augmented Reality seeks to enrich the users view of the environment with relevant information. It has raised importance with the pervasive use of mobile appliances such as smart-phones. Our activities focus on low-complexity computer vision methods for analyzing images captured with mobile devices to aid AR services such as geo-referenced information overlay and indoor navigation.

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Projects

REPLICATE - cReative-asset harvEsting PipeLine to Inspire Collective-AuThoring and Experimentation - will enhance creativity through the integration of novel Mixed-Reality user experiences, enabling 3D/4D storyboarding in unconstrained environments and the ad-hoc expression of ideas by disassembling and reassembling objects in a co-creative workspace.

VENTURI - immersiVe ENhancemenT of User-woRld Interactions - aims at creating a pervasive Augmented Reality paradigm, where information is presented in a ‘user’ rather than a ‘device’ centric way.

FITCITY - Promoting a physically active lifestyle through the use of a mobile application that integrates scientifically based fitness assessments and workout routines, gamification techniques, psychological theories and peer-pressure mechanisms.

Technologies

EagleEye Photo Explorer permits to browse and fly around an inter-linked photo database.

Imagine walking through an alpine meadow, looking up to see the mountain peaks all around you and thinking, "I wonder what that peak is called?" or "How far away is that ridge over there?".