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HandsOnVideo: Towards a Gesture based Mobile AR System for Remote Collaboration


Alem, L and Tecchia, F and Huang, W, HandsOnVideo: Towards a Gesture based Mobile AR System for Remote Collaboration, Recent Trends of Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality Systems, Springer, L Alem, W Huang (ed), New York, USA, pp. 135-148. ISBN 978-1-4419-9844-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9845-3_11


There is currently a strong need for collaborative augmented reality (AR) sys-tems with which two or more participants interact over a distance on a mobile task involv-ing tangible artefacts (e.g., a machine, a patient, a tool) and coordinated operations. Of in-terest to us is to design and develop an AR system for supporting a mobile worker involved in the maintenance/ repair of complex mining equipment. This paper presents HandsOn-Video, our on-going work towards a gesture based mobile AR system for remote collabora-tion. HandsOnVideo is designed and developed using a participatory design approach. Fol-lowing this approach, we learnt that helpers found it natural to use their hands for pointing to objects and explaining procedures and that workers found it valuable to see the hands of the person guiding them remotely. On the other hand, we observed that this form of hand gesture interaction supported by HandsOnVideo resulted in network latency. This paper de-scribes some of the design tradeoffs we came across during the design process and tested with representative end users. These tradeoffs will be further investigated as part of our re-search agenda.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:augmented Reality
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:93329
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-07-26
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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