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Urban contextual information interfaces with multimodal augmented reality

How can an architect visualize building plans on a construction site? How can students find a professor's office, and how does the professor remember the topics they should discuss? The UI-ART project in the MIDE research program develops systems which learn to retrieve contextually relevant information. The relevancy is inferred from the environment and from the focus of attention. The information is aligned with the real world using visual and auditory augmented reality techniques.

The main applications considered in this project are in urban planning, design and construction, studies and enhancement of social interaction, and in creating a personal assistant that supports information retrieval, media access, and memory.

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