Towards a Proximal Resource-Based Architecture to Support Augmented Reality Applications

Date Added: Mar 2010
Format: PDF

The authors are developing a new enhanced cloud-based computing architecture, called the Proximal Workspace architecture to allow access and interaction between lightweight devices, e.g., video glasses, earphones, wrist displays, body sensors, etc., and applications that represent a new generation of computation and-data-intensive programs in areas such as augmented reality. While lightweight devices offer an easy way for these applications to collect user data and offer feedback, the applications cannot be run natively and completely on these devices because of high resource demands. Making these applications available via a cloud, while promoting ubiquitous access and providing the necessary resources to execute the applications, induces large delays due to network latency.