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Visual access to lifelog data in a virtual environment

Duane, Aaron (2019) Visual access to lifelog data in a virtual environment. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

Continuous image capture via a wearable camera is currently one of the most popular methods to establish a comprehensive record of the entirety of an indi- vidual’s life experience, referred to in the research community as a lifelog. These vast image corpora are further enriched by content analysis and combined with additional data such as biometrics to generate as extensive a record of a person’s life as possible. However, interfacing with such datasets remains an active area of research, and despite the advent of new technology and a plethora of com- peting mediums for processing digital information, there has been little focus on newly emerging platforms such as virtual reality. We hypothesise that the increase in immersion, accessible spatial dimensions, and more, could provide significant benefits in the lifelogging domain over more conventional media. In this work, we motivate virtual reality as a viable method of lifelog exploration by performing an in-depth analysis using a novel application prototype built for the HTC Vive. This research also includes the development of a governing design framework for lifelog applications which supported the development of our prototype but is also intended to support the development of future such lifelog systems.
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:November 2019
Supervisor(s):Gurrin, Cathal
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Computer Science > Visualization
Computer Science > Lifelog
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Institutes and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:23706
Deposited On:19 Nov 2019 12:20 by Cathal Gurrin . Last Modified 12 Aug 2020 16:19

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