hypermedia work with the artoolkit

patrick sinclair
Intelligence, Agents and Media Group
University of Southampton

This page describes some of the work that has been done with the ARToolkit. For more information on the ARToolkit, please visit the ARToolkit page at the University of Washington or view an internal page describing it.

Adaptive Hypermedia in Augmented Reality

Figure 1: Labelled Objects

These screenshots were taken of some work which was written up as a position paper for the Adaptive Hypermedia workshop at the Hypertext 2001 conference. This paper was also presented as a poster at the workshop.

The aim of this work is to add labels to three-dimensional objects such as the aeroplanes shown above. These labels can be adapted to the person viewing the objects. This is illustrated in the figure below, where the picture on the left shows a label aimed at a child while the one on the right is aimed at adults.

Figure 2: Labels adapted to the user

These models can also be loaded into the ARToolkit, as shown below.

Figure 3: Holding a model in the ARToolkit (click for video)

For more information, see:

  • Paper: Patrick Sinclair and Kirk Martinez. Adaptive Hypermedia in Augmented Reality. Third Workshop on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext '01 PDF | PS

salt 'n pepper: spraying links in augmented reality

The original document

Shaking the "linkbase", i.e. the blue square overlaid on the smaller marker, makes links fly towards the document

Links landing on the document

The document with the links added

Figure 4: Spraying links onto a document (click for video)

This demo shows a prototype for an Augmented Reality Hypertext system where links can be shaken onto a document - like salt and pepper. When the user has too many links on his document, he can simply shake them off.

This demo is still under construction, so check back later for more details

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