Title: A digital contents management system using a real booklet interface with augmented reality

Authors: Masatoshi Nishimura; Hiroaki Nishino; Tsuneo Kagawa

Addresses: Advanced Technology R&D Centre, Mitsubishi Electric Co., 20 Minamihirao, Imazato, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto 617-0814, Japan ' Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870-1192, Japan ' Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870-1192, Japan

Abstract: We propose a digital contents management method based on a book-style interface usable in a normal office environment. Augmented reality (AR) is applied to implement an easy-to-use interface. In the proposed method, multimedia contents are projected on a real booklet including a number of AR markers. Each booklet page has a printed maker and two different contents are superimposed on double pages. Users can feel that they are reading a book consisting of various types of contents such as texts, presentation slides, and images. Furthermore, we utilise the motion sensor Kinect to recognise the users' gestures. The detected gestures can be used to activate some built-in procedures such as picking a page up and placing it in a real work space. In this paper, we describe the concept of the proposed book-style interface, its implementation method, and experiments conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Keywords: augmented reality; book-style interface; gesture interaction; graphical user interface; GUI; computer graphics; digital CMS; content management systems; booklet interface; multimedia content; motion sensors; user gestures; detected gesture recognition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2014.066038

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2014 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.194 - 202

Received: 18 Sep 2013
Accepted: 19 Jul 2014

Published online: 28 Nov 2014 *

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