With a Little Help from a Holographic Friend: The OpenIMPRESS Mixed Reality Telepresence Toolkit for Remote Collaboration Systems

Jan Kolkmeier, Emiel Harmsen, Sander Giesselink, Dennis Reidsma, Mariet Theune, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Abstract

    Remote mixed reality (MR) collaboration systems allow for multimodal, real-time support from remote experts. We present our open toolkit that provides a flexible end-to-end solution for building such systems using off-the-shelf hardware. From related work, three core design aspects have been identified: 1) the independence of the viewpoint that the visitor (the remote expert) can take in relation to position and viewpoint of the visitee, 2) the immersiveness of the presentation technology for visitor and visitee, and 3) the extent to which the visitor's body is represented in the visitee's environment. This paper describes the implementation of our system, which includes these aspects. In a study aimed at validating whether we implemented these core aspects to good effect, conducted with a collaborative puzzle application built with our toolkit, we examine how variations of these aspects contribute to usability, performance and social presence related metrics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVRST'18: Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
    EditorsStephen N. Spencer
    Place of PublicationNew York, New York, USA
    PublisherACM Press
    Pages1-11
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6086-9
    ISBN (Print)9781450360869
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2018
    Event24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 28 Nov 20181 Dec 2018
    Conference number: 24
    https://vrst.acm.org/vrst2018/

    Conference

    Conference24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2018
    Abbreviated titleVRST 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period28/11/181/12/18
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    Keywords

    • collaboration
    • embodiment
    • user interface
    • mixed reality
    • telepresence
    • toolkits

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    Kolkmeier, J., Harmsen, E., Giesselink, S., Reidsma, D., Theune, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2018). With a Little Help from a Holographic Friend: The OpenIMPRESS Mixed Reality Telepresence Toolkit for Remote Collaboration Systems. In S. N. Spencer (Ed.), VRST'18: Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (pp. 1-11). [3281542] New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281542