Title: The digital contents management system based on position information initiate fusion of AR and sensor technology

Authors: Tomoyuki Ishida; Tsubasa Ando; Noriki Uchida; Yoshitaka Shibata

Addresses: Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Ibaraki University, Japan ' Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan ' Faculty of Information Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Abstract: In this article, we propose and evaluate the digital contents management system according to the user's position and needs. This digital contents management system consisting of the web application for information providers and smartphone application for information receivers. The web application corresponds to multi-platform and it is possible to upload various digital contents to the server. At this time, the information provider adds position information to the digital contents. The information receiver can view the uploaded digital contents as AR on the smartphone. The smartphone application for contents receiver displays registered digital contents in AR around the user's present position. In our research, we evaluated targeted for the visitors in a zoo to evaluate the usefulness and the operability of the web application and the smartphone application. As an evaluation, we were able to confirm the great usefulness and operability of the web application and the smartphone application.

Keywords: augmented reality; virtual reality; digital content management; geolocation; web applications; smartphone apps; web apps; smartphone applications; smartphones; position information; sensor technology; user location; user needs; zoo visitors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2016.076565

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2016 Vol.6 No.1, pp.31 - 42

Received: 25 Aug 2015
Accepted: 08 Dec 2015

Published online: 13 May 2016 *

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