Digest of Papers. Fourth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2000)
Oct. 18, 2000 to Oct. 21, 2000
Reinhold Behringer , Rockwell Science Center
Clement Tam , Rockwell Science Center
Joshua McGee , Rockwell Science Center
Sundar Sundareswaran , Rockwell Science Center
Marius Vassiliou , Rockwell Science Center
Personal applications employing Augmented Reality (AR) technology require ease of use and wearability. Progress in hardware miniaturization has enabled the development of wearable testbeds providing sufficient computing power for demanding AR tasks. RSC has assembled a wearable testbed for AR applications consisting solely of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware components. The system is worn as a jacket with hardware attached to a vest frame (Xybernaut) and cabling concealed under Velcro channels. Two possible configurations allow the system to be used either in a stand-alone mode (“itWARNS”) or to be linked to a multi-modal user interface testbed (“WIMMIS”). The testbed employs wireless networking hardware and receives analog video and 3D audio signals over radio frequencies (RF), thereby achieving completely tetherless operation.
augmented reality, wearable, tetherless, COTS testbed
S. Sundareswaran, M. Vassiliou, J. McGee, R. Behringer and C. Tam, "Two Wearable Testbeds for Augmented Reality: itWARNS and WIMMIS," Digest of Papers. Fourth International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Atlanta, Georgia, 2000, pp. 189.