Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

ARLib: The Augmented Library

By Elke Umlauf, Harald Piringer, Gerhard Reitmayr, and Dieter Schmalstieg


ARLib is a location-based application for a mobile Augmented Reality system based on a notebook computer, a head-mounted display fitted with a FireWire camera, and powered by Studierstube 2.0 software. The application aims to aid the user in typical tasks that are done in a library by augmenting a book´s position on a shelf. The system utilizes an optical tracking approach, relying on ARToolKit for recognizing markers. Markers are attached to bookshelves and walls to determine the viewer´s position, as well as to books themselves. A powerful multicriteria search engine combined with an interface that supports grafitti text input grants a maximum of usability and speed.


E. Umlauf, H. Piringer, G. Reitmayr, D. Schmalstieg: "ARLib: The Augmented Library"; in: "Proceedings of the First IEEE International Workshop on ARTToolKit (ART02)", IEEE, 2002, ISBN: 0-7803-7680-3.


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