The Virtual Showcase: A Projection-Based Multi-User Augmented Reality Display

A projection-based multi-user augmented reality display that offers a new way of accessing, presenting, and interacting with scientific and cultural content.

Seamless, projected imagery on real objects; hidden surface occlusion for real and virtual surfaces; museum application.

Future development of the Virtual Showcase investigates enabling optics and new designs, advanced rendering and interaction techniques, and standards and tools for authoring and managing mixed-reality content that can be shared and reused by multiple applications. In addition to these technical aspects, different application areas, such as paleontology, are addressed.

Oliver Bimber
Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics
321 South Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 USA

Bernd Froehlich
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Dieter Schmalstieg
Vienna University of Technology

L. Miguel Encarnação
Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics

Illustrated summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 Emerging Technologies projects are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

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