Augmented Foam: A Tangible Augmented Reality for Product Design

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Augmented Foam: A Tangible Augmented Reality for Product Design
Computer Aided Design applications have become designers’ inevitable tools for expressing and simulating innovative ideas and concepts. However, replacing traditional materials and mock-ups with 3D CAD systems, designers are faced with the intangibility problem, unable to physically interact with test products in early stages of design process. As a touchable and graspable interface based on 3D CAD data, we propose Augmented Foam, which applies Augmented Reality technologies to physical blue foams. Using Augmented Foam, a blue foam mockup is overlaid with a 3D virtual object, which is rendered with the same CAD model used for mock-up production. We presented a method to correct occlusions of the virtual products by user’s hand. Augmented Foam was tested for a mug design and a cleaning robot design. Designers were able to inspect and evaluate the design alternatives interactively and efficiently.
Woohun Lee, Jun Park
Added 25 Jun 2010
Updated 25 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Woohun Lee, Jun Park
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