Carolin Reichherzer, Alaeddin Nassani, Mark Billinghurst
Head-mounted Display, Mixed Reality, Mobile Computing, Panorama, Remote Collaboration
In this paper we describe the concept of Social Panoramas that combine panorama images, Mixed Reality, and wearable computers to support remote collaboration. We have developed a prototype that allows panorama images to be explored in real time between a Google Glass user and a remote tablet user. This uses a variety of cues for supporting awareness, and enabling pointing and drawing. We conducted a study to explore if these cues can increase Social Presence. The results suggest that increased interaction does not increase Social Presence, but tools with a higher perceived usability show an improved sense of presence.