An Interactive Visualization of the Past using a Situated Simulation Approach

Jacob Boesen Madsen, Claus B. Madsen

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This paper describes aspects of the development of an interactive installation for visualizing a 3D reconstruction of a historical church chapel in Kolding, Denmark. We focus on three aspects inherent to a mobile Augmented Reality development con- text; 1) A procedure for combating gyroscope drift on handheld devices, 2) achieving realistic lighting computation on a mobile platform at interactive frame-rates and 3) an approach to re- location within this applications situated location without position tracking. We present a solution to each of these three aspects. The development is targeted a specific application, but the presented solutions should be relevant to researchers and developers facing similar issues in other contexts. We furthermore present initial findings from everyday usage by visitors at the museum, and explore how these findings can be useful in connection with novel technology for facilitating information transfer to a museum audience. The installation is in active commercial use and is currently logging further user interactions via in-application logging for future investigations in line with this project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress
EditorsAlonzo C. Addison, Gabrielle Guidi, Livio De Luca, Sofia Pescarin
Number of pages8
Publication date2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3169-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventDigital Heritage 2013 - La Villa Méditerranée and MuCEM, Marseille, France
Duration: 28 Oct 20131 Nov 2013
Conference number: 1


ConferenceDigital Heritage 2013
LocationLa Villa Méditerranée and MuCEM


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