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Mobile augmented reality technologies for event-driven communication, inspiration and entertainment in urban environments  <<

Akronym SPIRIT
Funding Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Request for Proposal Forschung an Fachhochschulen mit Unternehmen 2013
Supporting Organisation Projektträger Jülich
HFT project director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Coors, Prof. Dr. Stefan Knauth
Project Staff M.Sc. Alfonso Badillo, M.Sc. Habiburrahman Dastageeri, B.Sc. Martin Storz
Project partners Hochschule RheinMain
Duration 01.10.2013 - 30.09.2016
Project description The main objective of the SPIRIT project is to design a complex prototype for a mobile game concept which facilitates knowledge communication at historic sites. One technical element of the project involves the development of an interactive, mobile, location-specific augmented reality app that can be used on modern devices such as tablets and smartphones. On-board cameras, GPS and other sensors are used to bring the ghosts of the past to life at specific locations. The location at which they appear and the knowledge they impart is controlled by a story engine which triggers the targeted provision of multimedia content. Another aspect incorporated into the technical prototype is a distributed architecture consisting of cloud-based online media services combined with a story engine which includes a framework model for interactive stories. The linking of the model to an author tool enables the creation and combination of content which is tailored to particular locations and therefore to the stories told by specific ghosts. The project also includes the execution of a feasibility study and the development of business models for not only established segments of the entertainment industry (e.g. mobile gaming), but also new product marketing tools such as gamification and infotainment.