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Providing IoT Services in Smart Cities through Dynamic Augmented Reality Markers.

Chaves-Diéguez D, Pellitero-Rivero A, García-Coego D, González-Castaño FJ, Rodríguez-Hernández PS, Piñeiro-Gómez Ó, Gil-Castiñeira F, Costa-Montenegro E - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: These IDs allow information about the objects to be retrieved from a remote server.In this work, we present a novel solution that replaces static AR markers with dynamic markers based on LED communication, which can be decoded through cameras embedded in smartphones.These dynamic markers can directly deliver sensor information to the rendering device, on top of the object ID, without further network interaction.

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Affiliation: AtlantTIC, Universidade de Vigo, Rúa Maxwell S/N, 36310 Vigo, Spain. dchaves@gradiant.org.

ABSTRACT
Smart cities are expected to improve the quality of life of citizens by relying on new paradigms, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and its capacity to manage and interconnect thousands of sensors and actuators scattered across the city. At the same time, mobile devices widely assist professional and personal everyday activities. A very good example of the potential of these devices for smart cities is their powerful support for intuitive service interfaces (such as those based on augmented reality (AR)) for non-expert users. In our work, we consider a scenario that combines IoT and AR within a smart city maintenance service to improve the accessibility of sensor and actuator devices in the field, where responsiveness is crucial. In it, depending on the location and needs of each service, data and commands will be transported by an urban communications network or consulted on the spot. Direct AR interaction with urban objects has already been described; it usually relies on 2D visual codes to deliver object identifiers (IDs) to the rendering device to identify object resources. These IDs allow information about the objects to be retrieved from a remote server. In this work, we present a novel solution that replaces static AR markers with dynamic markers based on LED communication, which can be decoded through cameras embedded in smartphones. These dynamic markers can directly deliver sensor information to the rendering device, on top of the object ID, without further network interaction.

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Dynamic marker detection rate versus camera incidence angle.
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f18-sensors-15-16083: Dynamic marker detection rate versus camera incidence angle.

Mentions: We also evaluated the effect of the device camera incidence angle in the detection rate of the dynamic marker. We tested this both for detection and tracking. Figure 18 shows the results. They suggest robust detection is feasible for angles between −50 and 50 degrees, which is perfectly adequate for the purposes of the system. By adding tracking to the recognition, this range widened to (−60, 60).


Providing IoT Services in Smart Cities through Dynamic Augmented Reality Markers.

Chaves-Diéguez D, Pellitero-Rivero A, García-Coego D, González-Castaño FJ, Rodríguez-Hernández PS, Piñeiro-Gómez Ó, Gil-Castiñeira F, Costa-Montenegro E - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Dynamic marker detection rate versus camera incidence angle.
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f18-sensors-15-16083: Dynamic marker detection rate versus camera incidence angle.
Mentions: We also evaluated the effect of the device camera incidence angle in the detection rate of the dynamic marker. We tested this both for detection and tracking. Figure 18 shows the results. They suggest robust detection is feasible for angles between −50 and 50 degrees, which is perfectly adequate for the purposes of the system. By adding tracking to the recognition, this range widened to (−60, 60).

Bottom Line: These IDs allow information about the objects to be retrieved from a remote server.In this work, we present a novel solution that replaces static AR markers with dynamic markers based on LED communication, which can be decoded through cameras embedded in smartphones.These dynamic markers can directly deliver sensor information to the rendering device, on top of the object ID, without further network interaction.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: AtlantTIC, Universidade de Vigo, Rúa Maxwell S/N, 36310 Vigo, Spain. dchaves@gradiant.org.

ABSTRACT
Smart cities are expected to improve the quality of life of citizens by relying on new paradigms, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and its capacity to manage and interconnect thousands of sensors and actuators scattered across the city. At the same time, mobile devices widely assist professional and personal everyday activities. A very good example of the potential of these devices for smart cities is their powerful support for intuitive service interfaces (such as those based on augmented reality (AR)) for non-expert users. In our work, we consider a scenario that combines IoT and AR within a smart city maintenance service to improve the accessibility of sensor and actuator devices in the field, where responsiveness is crucial. In it, depending on the location and needs of each service, data and commands will be transported by an urban communications network or consulted on the spot. Direct AR interaction with urban objects has already been described; it usually relies on 2D visual codes to deliver object identifiers (IDs) to the rendering device to identify object resources. These IDs allow information about the objects to be retrieved from a remote server. In this work, we present a novel solution that replaces static AR markers with dynamic markers based on LED communication, which can be decoded through cameras embedded in smartphones. These dynamic markers can directly deliver sensor information to the rendering device, on top of the object ID, without further network interaction.

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