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A collaborative augmented reality networked platform for edutainment


Gu, YX and Li, N and Chang, L and Duh, B, A collaborative augmented reality networked platform for edutainment, Recent Trends of Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality Systems, Springer, L Alem et al (ed), New York, USA, pp. 117-126. ISBN 978-1-4419-9844-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9845-3_9


This chapter presents a mobile software prototype for the educational purpose by using the Augmented Reality (AR) and data communication technology. We developed a prototype of mobile game called "AR-Sumo" that aims to offer a shared virtual space for multiple mobile users to interact simultaneously. "AR-Sumo" involves visualization of augmented physical phenomena on a fiducial marker and enables learners to view the physical effects of varying gravities and frictions in a 3D virtualspace. The software implementation is packaged as network service where it is broadcasted from an access point connecting to a designated server. With the established network connection, mobile phones users can receive services semi-ubiquitously within the range of the broadcast. This architecture resolves the issue of heterogeneity of computational capacity among different types of mobile phones. As an on-going project, future studies will focus on the usability and designs with an attempt to enhance the efficacy of the application.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Edutainment, Augmented Reality, Game, Learning
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:89964
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-20
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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