Demo Hour

DEMO HOUR: WatchThru

Issue: XXIV.6 November + December 2017
Page: 8
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Authors:
Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Alex Olwal, Mathias Oben, Rainer Malaka

WatchThru is an interactive method for extending wrist-worn displays on commercially available smartwatches. To address the limited visual and interaction space, WatchThru expands the device into 3D through a transparent display. This enables three novel interactions that leverage and extend smartwatch glanceability: Pop-up Visuals, Second Perspective, and Peek-through. In contrast to most AR displays, this device does not obstruct the user's face, nor does it require the user to hold it (like a smartphone). It therefore has interesting potential as a wearable, unobtrusive, and always-accessible wrist-worn AR device.


Wenig, D., Schöning, J., Olwal, A., Oben, M., and Malaka, R. WatchThru: Expanding smartwatch displays with mid-air visuals and wrist-worn augmented reality. Proc. of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2017.

http://www.dirkwenig.eu/research/watchthru/

Dirk Wenig, University of Bremen
Johannes Schöning, University of Bremen
Alex Olwal, Google
Mathias Oben, Hasselt University
Rainer Malaka, University of Bremen
schoening@uni-bremen.de

ins05.gif WatchThru extends smartwatch displays into 3D space, enabling novel AR interactions.