A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Achille Peternier, Xavier Righetti, Mingyu Lim, George Papagiannakis, Tasos Fragopoulos, Kyriaki Lambropoulou, Paolo Barsocchi, Daniel Thalmann

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In this paper, we introduce a European research project, interactive media with personal networked devices (INTERMEDIA) in which we seek to progress beyond home and device-centric convergence toward truly user-centric convergence of multimedia. Our vision is to make the user the multimedia center: the user as the point at which multimedia services and the means for interacting with them converge. This paper proposes the main research goals in providing users with a personalized interface and content independent of physical networked devices, and space and time. As a case study, we describe an indoors, mobile mixed reality guide system: Chloe@University. With a see-through head-mounted display (HMD) connected to a small wearable computing device, Chloe@University provides users with an efficient way to guide someone in a building. A 3D virtual character in front of the user guides him/her to the required destination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-836
Number of pages10
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008



  • Content management
  • Dynamic networks
  • Geolocalization
  • Interactive media
  • Mobile mixed reality
  • Personalized and wearable interface
  • Virtual humans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Magnenat-Thalmann, N., Peternier, A., Righetti, X., Lim, M., Papagiannakis, G., Fragopoulos, T., Lambropoulou, K., Barsocchi, P., & Thalmann, D. (2008). A virtual 3D mobile guide in the INTERMEDIA project. Visual Computer, 24(7-9), 827-836. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00371-008-0264-6