SC²S Colloquium - Aug 29, 2018
|Date:||Aug 29, 2018|
|Time:||15:00 - 15:30|
Julian Hohenadel: Development of an augmented reality sand-box for the demonstration of tsunami modeling
Ever since the tsunami of 2004 caused the death of over 200.000 people  it is really important to raise awareness of how they behave and what makes them so dangerous. To visualize the simulation of different kinds of tsunamis in a more interactive way, an augmented reality sandbox is developed. This thesis aims to enable people to explore different scenarios of tsunamis. Based on the captured data from a Xbox 360 Kinect camera the depth levels of the sand are projected in the form of a height map. Areas under a certain threshold are filled with a water texture to be able to simulate the tsunamis. To enhance the effect of augmented reality, a good calibration of the projected image is necessary. The result is a simulation which can manually be calibrated on run time with a high accuracy.
Keywords: Kinect camera, Tsunami