A new collaborative infrastructure: SCAPE

Hong Hua, Leonard D. Brown, Chunyu Gao, N. Ahuja

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This paper presents a multi-user collaborative infrastructure, SCAPE (an acronym for Stereoscopic Collaboration in Augmented and Projective Environments), which is based on recent advancement in head-mounted projective display (HMPD) technology. The SCAPE mainly consists of a 3'/spl times/5' interactive workbench and a 12'/spl times/12'/spl times/9' room-sized walk-through display environment, multiple head-tracked HMPDs, multi-modality interface devices, and a generic application-programming interface (API) designed to coordinate the components. The infrastructure provides a shared space in which multiple users can simultaneously interact with a 3D synthetic environment from their individual viewpoints. We detail the SCAPE implementation and include an application example that demonstrates major interface and cooperation features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality 2003, VR 2003
EditorsJim Chen, Bowen Loftin, Ulrich Neumann, Haruo Takemura, Bernd Froehlich
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0769518826
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2003 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 26 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other2003 IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Collaboration
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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