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A Work Area Visualization by Multi-View Camera-Based Diminished Reality

by Shohei Mori *,†,‡, Momoko Maezawa and Hideo Saito
Department of Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Yokohama 223-8521, Japan
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Current address: 3-14-1 Hiyoshi Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan.
The authors contributed equally to this work.
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1(3), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti1030018
Received: 15 July 2017 / Revised: 12 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 5 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Augmented Reality)
Hand-held tools are indispensable for efficient manual working in fields ranging from woodworking to surgery. In this paper, we present a diminished reality (DR) method to visualize areas occluded by hands and tools in various hand-working scenarios. We propose a redesigned existing arbitrary viewpoint image generation method for DR applications as a core DR background rendering to recover views without undesirable objects. We conducted quantitative and qualitative experiments using real data to validate the performance of the proposed method. The experimental results showed that our method runs in real-time (40.1 fps) and surpasses conventional methods (including image inpainting-based and geometry-based approaches) in terms of image similarity measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: diminished reality; see-through vision; image-based rendering; multiple viewpoint cameras diminished reality; see-through vision; image-based rendering; multiple viewpoint cameras
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Mori, S.; Maezawa, M.; Saito, H. A Work Area Visualization by Multi-View Camera-Based Diminished Reality. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1, 18.

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