WIPO publishes patent of Kochi Masami, Sony Computer for 'Book object for augmented reality'; invention includes method for interfacing with an interactive program, image capture off of a book object

GENEVA , August 19, 2013 () – Publication No. WO/2013/117977 was published on Aug. 15.

Title of the invention: "BOOK OBJECT FOR AUGMENTED REALITY."

Applicants: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE (GB) and Kochi Masami (JP).

Inventors: Kochi Masami (GB).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "A method for interfacing with an interactive program is provided. The method includes: capturing images of first and second pages of a book object, the first and second pages being joined along a fold axis defined along a spine of the book; analyzing the captured images to identify a first tag on the first page and a second tag on the second page; tracking movement of the first and second pages by tracking the first and second tags, respectively; generating augmented images by replacing, in the captured images, the book object with a virtual book, the virtual book having a first virtual page corresponding to the first page of the book object, the virtual book having a second virtual page corresponding to the second page of the book object; rendering first and second scenes on the first and second virtual pages, respectively; and presenting the augmented images on a display."

The patent was filed on Feb. 6 under Application No. PCT/IB2013/000148.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2013117977

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