Be There Now! is an interactive system that allows the exploration of different images, in which users are immersed as if they were there.
The system comprises a large interactive screen, a physical object (e.g. cube), and a smaller touch screen.
The system contains a number of digital images which users can browse either through touch or by rotating the cube placed nearby the system. In addition, users can take a snapshot and send it through e-mail, by touching the image of a camera.
The implementation of this system involves computer vision technologies for the users’ background removal and image acquisition.
The system comes under the domain of info-tainment, which combines information and entertainment, while it is targeted mainly for use in public spaces. An additional area of application is the field of advertising, as the content of the system can be suitable for promotion of any type of products.
Drossis, G., Ntelidakis, A., Grammenos, D., Zabulis, X., & Stephanidis, C. (2015). Immersing Users in Landscapes Using Large Scale Displays in Public Spaces. In N. Streitz & P. Markopoulos (Eds.), Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions – Volume 21 of the combined Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2015), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August, pp. 152-162. Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series of Springer http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-20804-6_14