AREEF scientific publication

An overview of the AREEF experience and its participatory system design process was presented at the IEEE Games Innovation Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The full reference is as follows:

Oppermann, Leif, Lisa Blum, Jun-Yeong Lee, and Jung-Hyub Seo (2013)
“AREEF: Multi-player Underwater Augmented Reality Experience”. In IEEE
Games Innovation Conference (IGIC), Vancouver, Canada

The paper can also be accessed via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

AREEF: Virtually Underwater at Fraunhofer magazin 1.12 International

Recently, the AREEF project was featured in

“The AREEF project marks the continuation of the FIT’s work in the field of underwater augmented reality which began in 2009 with the development of the world’s first prototype of a mobile underwater AR system. The focus now is on developing a fullyfledged system that is economically viable. The project is funded by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology KIAT. Fraunhofer FIT is the first European research institute to lead a project of this kind. […]”

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The AREEF project in the Fraunhofer FIT annual report 2011

Swimming with virtual sharks —

“Augmented Reality technology adds virtual objects to live images of the real world, in the simplest case adding a virtual ten yards line to the video of a football match. While current applications are limited to dry environments, Fraunhofer FIT works on the aquatic use of Augmented Reality.”

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AREEF at A New Europe Special Report, March 2012

A New Europe Special Report (March 2012) introduces AREEF

“AREEF, a Korean-German collaborative R&D project funded by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) takes the idea of using AR (Augmented Reality) technology under water to a new level and is charting out how this innovation could be used for creating marketable and fun-to-use entertainment and edutainment applications for swimming pools. The project is not only working on a novel topic in itself, but it also marks a new level of Korean-European collaboration, as it is the first KIAT funded international collaborative R&D project that is led by a European partner.”

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With AREEF being the first KIAT-funded project with a European lead-organisation (Fraunhofer FIT), we have been invited twice to speak about it as a case study for successful Korean-European cooperation at the KORRIDOR Infodays in Bonn (March 1st 2011) and Barcelona (October 6th 2011).

The presentation provides an overview of the project, as well as a summary of our experience from getting the project and some lessons learned.