Visual Augmentation of Printed Materials with Intelligent See-Through Glass Displays: A Prototype Based on Smartphone and Pepper’s Ghost
PubDate: January 2019
Teams: Oslo Metropolitan University
Writers: Frode Eika Sandnes; Evelyn Eika
Augmented reality technologies have been applied in educational contexts to enhance traditional textbooks with so-called mixed reality books where static printed context is augmented with dynamic content. These techniques sometimes exploit mobile devices held in mid-air or displays placed behind the textbook. This paper presents a design case outlining a concept for augmenting printed material which operated in the 2D plane by superimposing images on top of the printed material. The contents of a smartphone display are reflected via the printed surface. Several use cases are discussed. The method holds potential for both education and accessibility.