Mobile Application Systems using Visual Object and Position Awareness

Lucas Paletta, Patrick Luley, Alexander Almer, Gerald Fritz, Christin Seifert, Harald Stelzl, Mathias Schardt

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We describe a system which includes a multi-sensor object awareness and positioning solution to enable stable location awareness for a mobile service in urban areas. The system offers technology of outdoor vision based object recognition that will extend state-of-the-art location and context aware services towards object based awareness in urban environments. In the proposed application scenario, tourist pedestrians are equipped with a GPRS or UMTS capable camera-phone. They are interested whether their field of view contains tourist sights that would point to more detailed information. Multimedia type data about related history might be explored by a mobile user who is intending to learn within the urban environment. Situated learning is in this way achieved by pointing the device towards the urban sight, capturing an image, and consequently getting information about the object on site and within the focus of attention, i.e., the user's current field of view. The described mobile system offers multiple opportunities for application in both mobile business and commerce, and is currently developed towards an industrial prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Navigation, GNSS 2005 - München, Germany
Duration: 19 Jul 200522 Jul 2005


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Navigation, GNSS 2005
Abbreviated titleGNSS


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