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Research Article

ARZombie: A Mobile Augmented Reality Game with Multimodal Interaction

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259743,
        author={Diogo Cordeiro and Rui Jesus and Nuno Correia},
        title={ARZombie: A Mobile Augmented Reality Game with Multimodal Interaction},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        keywords={computers and information processing, augmented reality, mobile computing, multimodal interaction, games, face detection and recognition},
  • Diogo Cordeiro
    Rui Jesus
    Nuno Correia
    Year: 2015
    ARZombie: A Mobile Augmented Reality Game with Multimodal Interaction
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259743
Diogo Cordeiro1, Rui Jesus2,*, Nuno Correia1
  • 1: Faculty of Science and Technology - New University of Lisbon
  • 2: Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
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Augmented reality games have the power to extend virtual gaming into real world scenarios with real people, while enhancing the senses of the user. This paper describes the AR- Zombie game developed with the aim of studying and developing mobile augmented reality applications, specifically for tablets, using face recognition interaction techniques. The goal of the ARZombie player is to kill zombies that are detected through the display of the device. Instead of using markers as a mean of tracking the zombies, this game incorporates a facial recognition system, which will enhance the user experience by improving the interaction of players with the real world. As the player moves around the environment, the game will display virtual zombies on the screen if the detected faces are recognized as belonging to the class of the zombies. ARZombie was tested with users to evaluate the interaction proposals and its components were evaluated regarding the performance in order to ensure a better gaming experience.