A toolbox with augmented reality applications for mobile devices to assist tourists before, during and after their visit:
The project « eTourism Augmented Reality », has been chosen among over 70 candidates as one of the 18 winners of the first call for proposals «Scanning technologies and enhancement of cultural, scientific and educational content » within the framework of the Investment Program for the Future launched by the French government.
This project, planned for 30 months, has a global budget of 7 millions of Euros. The consortium involves two project leaders: i-Marginal and CEA-List, three start-ups: LTU, DiotaSoft and XediX, several research partners: i-Matériel.Lab, Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) and LRDE (EPITA), and institutional partners such as AtoutFrance, Centre Pompidou, La Cinémathèque Française, Issy Media and Villa Arson.
« eTourism Augmented Reality » aims at inventing intelligent augmented reality dedicated to tourism and cultural heritage. The goal is to design optimized programs for smart phones and touch pads that provide access to enhanced digital content and allow interaction in real time by using navigation avatars, intelligent 3D object recognition, contextualized data superimposed on the real environment, connection with smart objects… Many solutions helping to guide us, inform us, entertain us, and assist us in various fields of our daily life, particularly designed for tourism and cultural activities.
Thanks to a single platform, users of this intelligent augmented reality tool will be able to combine object recognition of art work and architecture, 2D and 3D image registration, analysis of text bodies, overlay of interactive navigation avatars, precise geolocation, indoor and outdoor navigation, text translation in real time…