SkiAR Augmented Reality for Outdoor Winter Sports

Posted by – March 15, 2016

Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are often group activities. Groups of skiers and snowboarders traditionally use folded paper maps or board-mounted larger-scale maps near ski lifts to aid decision making: which slope to take next, where to have lunch, or what hazards to avoid when going off-piste. To enrich those static maps with personal content (e.g., pictures, prior routes taken, or hazards encountered), Anton Fedosov (twitter: @antonfedosov), HCI researcher, Università della Svizzera italiana (twitter: @USI_INF), Lugano, Switzerland developed SkiAR, a wearable augmented reality system that allows groups of skiers and snowboarders to share such content in-situ on a printed resort map while on the slope.

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