Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wearable computing moves computation from the desktop to the user. The authors are forming a community of networked wearable computer users to explore, over a long period, the augmented realities that these systems can provide. By adapting its behavior to the user's changing environment, a body-worn computer can assist the user more intelligently, consistently and continuously than a desktop system. A text-based augmented reality, the remembrance agent, is presented to illustrate this approach. Video cameras are used both to warp the visual input (mediated reality) and to sense the user's world for graphical overlay.