Title: Mobile tracking system and optical tracking integration for mobile mixed reality

Authors: Ján Bajana; Daniela Francia; Alfredo Liverani; Martin Krajčovič

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, v.le Risorgimento, 2, 40127 Bologna, Italy ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, v.le Risorgimento, 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia

Abstract: Augmented Reality (AR) technology is becoming more available for everyday applications, providing advanced information about the observed objects. In this paper we present a system combining optical tracking and augmented reality with applications in local large areas. We use two different tracking technologies for positioning objects: the infrared marker-based motion capture system OptiTrack and the Vuforia software platform, which enables augmented reality app across the real world environment. We present a robust solution for communication between a client (mobile platform) and a server that computes all global tracking data. This technology has high potential for end users and can be of great benefit.

Keywords: augmented reality; mobile tracking systems; mobile devices; network streaming; client-server architecture; optical tracking; infrared markers; IR marker-based motion capture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2016.073606

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2016 Vol.53 No.1, pp.13 - 22

Available online: 14 Dec 2015

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