Tangible Mashups: Exploiting Links between the Physical and Virtual World.

  • Vermeulen J
  • Luyten K
  • Coninx K
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Abstract

The link between corresponding physical and virtual worlds

has been the subject of research for many years now. The

instantiation of this link was often a complex task that involved

special purpose techniques to identify and search for

the virtual information that belongs to a selected physical

object. It is since the conception of physical tagging technologies

such as RFID that physical objects can carry their

own virtual information. In this paper we show a simple

yet effective approach to extract the virtual information of

physical objects and aggregate it in a sensible way for the

user. We rely on Web 2.0 techniques to accomplish this.

A useful side-effect of our approach is the fact that a set or

mashup of physical objects leads to a mashup of their related

information in the virtual world.

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Authors

  • Jo Vermeulen

  • Kris Luyten

  • Karin Coninx

  • Ruben Thys

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