Mobile Phone Based Augmented Reality
Anders Henrysson (Norrkoping Visualisation and Interaction Studio, Sweden), Mark Ollila (Norrkoping Visualisation and Interaction Studio, Sweden) and Mark Billinghurst (Human Interface Technology Laboratory, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2007
Mobile phones are evolving into the ideal platform for Augmented Reality (AR). In this chapter we describe how augmented reality applications can be developed for mobile phones and the interaction metaphors that are ideally suited for this platform. Several sample applications are described which explore different interaction techniques. User study results show that moving the phone to interact with virtual content is an intuitive way to select and position virtual objects. A collaborative AR game is also presented with an evaluation study. Users preferred playing with the collaborative AR interface than with a non-AR interface and also found physical phone motion to be a very natural input method. This results discussed in this chapter should assist researchers in developing their own mobile phone based AR applications.