CoVAR: mixed-platform remote collaborative Augmented and Virtual Realities system with shared collaboration cues

Thammathip Piumsomboon, Arindam Dey, Barrett Ens, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst

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We present CoVAR, a novel Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) system for remote collaboration. It supports collaboration between AR and VR users by sharing a 3D reconstruction of the AR user's environment. To enhance this mixed platform collaboration, it provides natural inputs such as eye-gaze and hand gestures, remote embodiment through avatar's head and hands, and awareness cues of field-of-view and gaze cue. In this paper, we describe the system architecture, setup and calibration procedures, input methods and interaction, and collaboration enhancement features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Subtitle of host publicationNantes, France 9-13 October 2017
EditorsWolfgang Broll, Holger Regenbrecht, J Edward Swan II
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780769563275
ISBN (Print)9781538614549
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Adjunct 2017
- Nantes, France
Duration: 9 Oct 201713 Oct 2017
Conference number: 16th


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Adjunct 2017
Abbreviated titleISMAR-Adjunct 2017
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  • Eye tracking
  • Mixed reality
  • Remote collaboration

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