Multimodal mixed reality interfaces for visualizing digital heritage

M. White, P. Petridis, Fotis Liarokapis, D. Plecinckx

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We have developed several digital heritage interfaces that utilize Web3D, virtual and augmented reality technologies for visualizing digital heritage in an interactive manner through the use of several different input devices. We propose in this paper an integration of these technologies to provide a novel multimodal mixed reality interface that facilitates the implementation of more interesting digital heritage exhibitions. With such exhibitions participants can switch dynamically between virtual web-based environments to indoor augmented reality environments as well as make use of various multimodal interaction techniques to better explore heritage information in the virtual museum. The museum visitor can potentially experience their digital heritage in the physical sense in the museum, then explore further through the web, visualize this heritage in the round (3D on the web), take that 3D artifact into the augmented reality domain (the real world) and explore it further using various multimodal interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-337
JournalInternational Journal of Architectural Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • interfaces
  • Web3D
  • multimodal
  • museums


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