Alternative reality: An augmented daily urban world inserting virtual scenes temporally

Fumiko Ishizawa, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a new design strategy for integrating fictionality into the real world named Alternative Reality, which makes it possible to connect the daily urban world with the virtual world from a temporal aspect to influence humans to adopt better lifestyles. The worlds also can be seamlessly integrated because the virtual world consists of real landscapes, objects and persons. This means that it may be possible to enhance the real world by showing fictional events among real events: people experience the enhanced hybrid world as in the real world rather than in a fictional world such as a movie. To demonstrate the design strategy of Alternative Reality, we have developed two case studies. The first case study investigates whether a user can sense the improbable behavior of a moving object as realistic, where the user can interact with the object. The second case study investigates whether a user can experience fictional occurrences in the virtual world as they are experienced in the real world. In both case studies, a user wears a head-mounted display to increase the immersion in the hybrid world created by Alternative Reality, in which the virtual world is created by capturing the real world with a 360-degree camera. The insights of the experiments with the case studies show that Alternative Reality effectively augments the real world without losing touch with reality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence - 10th International Conference, UCAmI 2016, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages353-364
    Number of pages12
    Volume10069 LNCS
    ISBN (Print)9783319487458
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, UCAmI 2016 - San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain
    Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 2

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10069 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, UCAmI 2016
    CountrySpain
    CitySan Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria
    Period16/11/2916/12/2

    Keywords

    • Augmented reality
    • Behavior changes
    • Embedding fictionality
    • Head mounted display
    • Virtual reality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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