Conference and Exhibition of the European Association of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Bremen, Germany, December 8th - 10th, 2014

Recent Submissions

  • Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for Environmental Exploration by Visually-impaired Individuals 

    Picinali, Lorenzo; O'Sullivan, Liam; Cawthorne, Douglas (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Navigation within open and closed spaces requires analysis of a variety of acoustic, proprioceptive and tactile cues; a task that is well-developed in many visually-impaired individuals but for which sighted individuals ...
  • To Feedback or not to Feedback - the Value of Haptics in Virtual Reality Surgical Training 

    Poorten, Emmanuel B. Vander; Perret, Jerome; Muyle, R.; Reynaerts, D.; Sloten, J. Vander; Pintelon, L. (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    As surgical procedures become more complex; require higher levels of precision and surgical skill; as patient safety is taking in an increasingly important place and ethical awareness, practicality and cost, rule out more ...
  • Development of a Haptic Training Simulation for the Administration of Dental Anaesthesia based upon Accurate Anatomical Data 

    Poyade, Matthieu; Lysakowski, Anna; Anderson, Paul (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    In the dental curriculum, the initial administration of local anaesthesia injection on live patients is critical and students may experience a high degree of anxiety. Low self-confidence often caused by insufficient knowledge ...
  • New Techniques for Hand Pose Estimation Based on Kinect Depth Data 

    Hummel, Simon; Haefner, Victor; Haefner, Polina; Ovtcharova, Jivka (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    In this paper we present new techniques for extension and improvement of approaches to markerless 3D hand pose estimation: A new algorithm for finger segmentation in point clouds of hands is presented which makes use of ...
  • Pocket-size Augmented Reality System for Flight Control 

    Gorbunov, Andrey L.; Terenzi, Alessandro; Terenzi, Graziano (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Head-up displays (HUDs) have become common equipment in aircraft cockpits. One of the uses of HUDs is to provide a specific visual interface for pilots in the form of what is called a "tunnel-in-the-sky" (i.e. 3D geometry ...
  • An Application Based on Augmented Reality and Mobile Technology to Support Remote Maintenance 

    Bordegoni, Monica; Ferrise, Francesco; Carrabba, Ernesto; Donato, Michele Di; Fiorentino, Michele; Uva, Antonio Emmanuele (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Product maintenance is a service offered to customers which represents an interesting business for companies. Their interest is both providing a good service in terms of quality and at the same time cutting operational ...
  • Augmented Reality for Field Maintenance of Large Telecommunication Networks 

    Bergenti, Federico; Gotta, Danilo (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    This paper describes the experimental activities performed to study the possibility of adopting augmented reality technology in field maintenance of large telecommunication networks. First, the presented work is framed ...
  • Interactive Visualization of Energy Efficiency Concepts Using Virtual Reality 

    Haefner, Polina; Seessle, Julia; Duecker, Jana; Zienthek, Matthias; Szeliga, Filip (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Virtual reality is an important topic for the engineers of tomorrow. This is especially the case when it comes to modeling, visualization and interaction with complex information structures and concepts. The paper presents ...
  • Cultural hARitage: Augmented Reality applied on Cultural Heritage 

    Dutra, Joatan Preis; Ebel, Ivana Raquel (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Cultural heritage contents are commonly offered by touristic mobile applications, but it is possible to explore deeper the subject and add AR elements to create an immersive approach. The adaptation of an art-oriented tool ...
  • Towards P300 Based Brain Computer Interface for Computer Aided Design 

    Postelnicu, Cristian; Duguleana, Mihai; Garbacia, F.; Talaba, Doru (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The paper evaluate the row-column P300-based spelling interface for geometric modeling tasks in the engineering design process. In the first part of the paper is presented a BCI-CAD interface that can be used for geometric ...
  • Evaluating Shelf-ready Packaging Designs in a VR Environment 

    Hoolhorst, Frederik W. B.; Rompay, Thomas J. L. van; Klooster, Roland ten; Roukema, Mees (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    This paper focuses on the development of a method and accompanying VR environment which support designers in evaluating a series of shelf-ready packaging designs (SRP) on their on-shelf performance. The method and VR ...
  • A.C.T.I.V.E.: A Scalable Superellipsoid-based CFD Visualization for Virtual and Desktop Environments 

    Herrmann, Heiko; Padilla, Marcel; Pastorelli, Emiliano (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The paper presents a flexible software (A.C.T.I.V.E.) able to visualize the superellipsoidal glyphs describing the orientation of short fibres during the dynamic process of casting a short fibre reinforced composite in a ...
  • Feedback on In-flight Applications of Virtual Reality to Enhance Comfort in Future Aircraft 

    D'Cruz, Mirabelle; Patel, Harshada; Lewis, Laura; Cobb, Sue (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The European funded project VR-HYPERSPACE (FP7-AAT-2011-1-285681 www.vr-hyperspace.eu) has made great steps towards investigating innovative ways of using virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) in-flight, specifically ...
  • A New Fast and Robust Collision Detection and Force Computation Algorithm Applied to the Physics Engine Bullet: Method, Integration, and Evaluation 

    Sagardia, Mikel; Stouraitis, Theodoros; Silva, Joao Lopes e (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    We present a collision detection and force computation algorithm based on the Voxelmap-Pointshell Algorithm which was integrated and evaluated in the physics engine Bullet. Our algorithm uses signed distance fields and ...
  • Experiencing Infrastructures Sharing for International Research Activities 

    Mottura, Stefano; Sacco, Marco; Petruse, Radu Emanuil (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The Visionair Project aims at the creation of a distributed infrastructure of technological facilities in Europe as a visible, attractive entry point towards research and experimentation in high level visualisation, virtual ...
  • PolyVR - A Virtual Reality Authoring System 

    Haefner, Victor (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Virtual Reality applications are very complex. 3D modelling and scene authoring is very time consuming and requires expertise in computer sciences. A further problem are the advanced Virtual Reality hardware setups, which ...
  • Thinking Factory for the Future: from PLM to Augmented Reality 

    Dhuieb, Mohamed Anis; Belkadi, Farouk; Laroche, Florent; Bernard, Alain (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Virtual engineering technologies become an emerging field in industry and research. Nowadays, industrials are using Virtual and Augmented Reality in different phases of their manufacturing process (advanced manufacturing ...
  • Assessment of Virtual Reality Environments for Design Activities 

    Trakunsaranakom, Channarong; Marin, Philippe; Noel, Frederic (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The aim of this research is the performance assessment of 3D visualization and interaction devices for design activities. Experiments are expected to determine the virtual environments that best fit the dedicated activities. ...
  • DroneAGE: an Advanced Graphic Environment for Planning and Control of Drone Missions 

    Romano, Enrica; Todeschini, Mauro G.; Vigano, Giovanni P.; Sacco, Marco (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs, commonly known as "drones") have proven to be useful as a platform for remote sensing (RS), that is the acquisition of information about objects, areas or phenomena from a distance, without ...
  • Haptic Devices Evaluation for Industrial Use 

    Iacob, Robert; Popescu, Diana; Noel, Frederic; Louis, Thibault; Masclet, Cedric; Maigrot, Patrick (The Eurographics Association, 2014)
    The current study concerns the Assembly/Disassembly (A/D) process. Despite the latest improvements, the creation of a fully realistic VE is still challenging because of the complexity of the physical processes involved and ...

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