SpiderVision: Extending the human field of view for augmented awareness

Kevin Fan, Jochen Huber, Suranga Nanayakkara, Masahiko Inami

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Abstract

We present SpiderVision, a wearable device that extends the human field of view to augment a user's awareness of things happening behind one's back. SpiderVision leverages a front and back camera to enable users to focus on the front view while employing intelligent interface techniques to cue the user about activity in the back view. The extended back view is only blended in when the scene captured by the back camera is analyzed to be dynamically changing, e.g. due to object movement. We explore factors that affect the blended extension, such as view abstraction and blending area. We contribute results of a user study that explore 1) whether users can perceive the extended field of view effectively, and 2) whether the extended field of view is considered a distraction. Quantitative analysis of the users' performance and qualitative observations of how users perceive the visual augmentation are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450327619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2014 Mar 72014 Mar 8

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period14/3/714/3/8

Keywords

  • Augmented Awareness
  • Field of View Extension
  • Human Behavior
  • Visual Augmentation
  • Visual Blending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Fan, K., Huber, J., Nanayakkara, S., & Inami, M. (2014). SpiderVision: Extending the human field of view for augmented awareness. In Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014 [a49] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2582051.2582100