Journal article

Conveying spatial awareness cues in xR collaborations

Andrew Irlitti, Thammathip Piumsomboon, Daniel Jackson, Bruce H Thomas

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics | IEEE COMPUTER SOC | Published : 2019


Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) systems can be suitably combined with other existing Extended Reality (xR) technologies to support collaboration. In existing strategies, users unencumbered by a viewing technology, such as a tablet interface or a head-mounted display, must rely on the transmission of their collaborators' positioning through interpreting a first-person camera view. This design creates a seam between a user's experience of the augmented physical environment in SAR, and their collaborators' experience inside the virtual environment. To assist in development and evaluation of spatial cues to support spatial awareness in SAR environments, an egocentric spatial-communication taxono..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre whose activities are funded by the Australia Commonwealth Government's Research Centre Program. The authors wish to thank CADWalk Global, James Baumeister and members from the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments for their feedback throughout this project.