Spatial augmented reality - A tool for 3D data visualization

Bruce H. Thomas, Michael Marner, Ross T. Smith, Neven Abdelaziz Mohamed Elsayed, Stewart Von Itzstein, Karsten Klein, Matt Adcock, Peter Eades, Andrew Irlitti, Joanne Zucco, Timothy Simon, James Baumeister, Timothy Suthers

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    This paper presents a proposal for the use of Spatial Augmented Reality as a tool for 3D data visualizations. The use of traditional display technologies such as LCD monitors provides a fish tank metaphor for the user, i.e. the information is behind a plane of glass. The use of VR technologies allows the user to be immersed in the 3D volume and remove this fish tank problem, but can limit the set of techniques that allow users to interact with spatial data. Spatial Augmented Reality employed in conjunction with a highresolution monitor provides an elegant blend of spatial reasoning, tangible interaction, and detailed information viewing. This paper purposes a range of usages for SAR in 3D visualizations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE VIS International Workshop on 3DVis (3DVis 2014)
    Subtitle of host publicationParis, France, 9 November 2014 [proceedings]
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479968268
    ISBN (Print)9781479968275
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
    EventIEEE VIS International Workshop on 3DVis 2014 - Paris, France
    Duration: 9 Nov 20149 Nov 2014


    ConferenceIEEE VIS International Workshop on 3DVis 2014
    Abbreviated title3DVis 2014


    • 3D Visualization
    • Spatial Augmented Reality
    • Spatial User Interaction

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