Resynthesizing reality: Driving vivid virtual environments from sensor networks

Don Derek Haddad, Gershon Dublon, Brian Mayton, Spencer Russell, Xiao Xiao, Ken Perlin, Joseph A. Paradiso

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Abstract

The rise of ubiquitous sensing enables the harvesting of massive amounts of data from the physical world. This data is often used to drive the behavior of devices, and when presented to users, it is most commonly visualized quantitatively, as graphs and charts. Another approach for the representation of sensor network data presents the data within a rich, virtual environment. These scenes can be generated based on the physical environment, and their appearance can change based on the state of sensor nodes. By freely exploring these environments, users gain a vivid, multi-modal, and experiential perspective into large, multi-dimensional datasets. This paper presents the concept of "Resynthesizing Reality" through a case study we have created based on a network of environmental sensors deployed at a large-scale wetland restoration site. We describe the technical implementation of our system, present techniques to visualize sensor data within the virtual environment, and discuss potential applications for such Resynthesized Realities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks, SIGGRAPH 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350082
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2017
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2017Aug 3 2017

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks, SIGGRAPH 2017

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/30/178/3/17

Keywords

  • Ubiquitous Sensing
  • Virtual Environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Haddad, D. D., Dublon, G., Mayton, B., Russell, S., Xiao, X., Perlin, K., & Paradiso, J. A. (2017). Resynthesizing reality: Driving vivid virtual environments from sensor networks. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks, SIGGRAPH 2017 [3085027] (ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks, SIGGRAPH 2017). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3084363.3085027