In Augmented Reality, real-world objects are enhanced (“augmented”) with additional information. Usually, this occurs by means of graphically overlaying information over real-world footage. In the project “Multisensory View Management for Augmented Reality”, researchers are looking into the potential of adding further information by extending graphical cues with audio and tactile stimuli, for example to guide a user towards interesting information.
The delegation of the IVC (back middle) in the circle of Japanese research partners, Image: Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
As part of the ongoing DFG project on augmented reality interfaces, a team from the Institute of Visual Computing (IVC, Ernst Kruijff, Christina Trepkowski, Alexander Marquardt and Jens Maiero) visited the Japanese Nara Institute of Science and Technology for a two-week research exchange. During this time, the researchers conducted two large studies on perception in augmented reality, in which they investigated the effect of perception of visual and non-visual cues for orientation.
This is a translation of an article originally posted by Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS). The original article can be found here (in German).