Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Maximino Bessa
António Coelho
José Bulas Cruz
Alan Chalmers
Title: Selective presentation of perceptually important information to aid orientation and navigation in an urban environment
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: A map can be a major advantage when exploring unfamiliar environments. With the proliferation of mobile devices, such as PDAs and even mobile phones, the tourist industry is currently exploring the potential of new presentation strategies that will maximize the promotional appeal of tourism in their region. Mobile devices are capable of guiding a tourist when he/she is exploring a city. These mobile devices offer the potential for providing relevant 3D information to enable tourists to locate themselves within the city, rapidly navigate around the unfamiliar environment and explore it interactively. However, the computational resources of current mobile technology prevents the display of full complex 3D content in real-time, and thus selective rendering techniques must be adopted to ensure the viewer is provided with the perceptually most important information at interactive rates. This paper presents a series of experiments which help to identify key features of a scene for users to orientate themselves in that environment. Knowledge of these salient key features enable them to be provided to a user at a high quality while the remainder of the scene can be rendered in a much lower quality, saving significant bandwidth and computing power, without the user being perceptually aware of this difference in quality within the image.
Subject: Ciências da computação e da informação
Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
744.49 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy from the Author(s)

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.