ERIC Number: ED482094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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The Museum Wearable: Real-Time Sensor-Driven Understanding of Visitors' Interests for Personalized Visually-Augmented Museum Experiences.
This paper describes the museum wearable: a wearable computer that orchestrates an audiovisual narration as a function of the visitors' interests gathered from their physical path in the museum and length of stops. The wearable consists of a lightweight and small computer that people carry inside a shoulder pack. It offers an audiovisual augmentation of the surrounding environment using a small, lightweight eyepiece display (often called private-eye) attached to conventional headphones. Using custom-built infrared location sensors distributed in the museum space, and statistical mathematical modeling, the museum wearable builds a progressively refined user model and uses it to deliver a personalized audiovisual narration to the visitor. This device enriches and personalizes the museum visit as a visual and auditory storyteller that is able to adapt its story to the audience's interests and guide the public through the path of the exhibit. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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