AREEF – Augmented Reality for Water-based Entertainment, Education and Fun

AREEF is an international joint R&D project, that is targeted towards the development of an affordable and advanced underwater AR system using mass-market mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The project commenced in December 2010, lasting for three years, and is funded under the International Collaborative Research and Development Programme
by Minister of Knowledge Economy (MKE) through Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

The technological innovations of the goal system include:

  • Hybrid tracking for mobile phones / tablets for swimming pool use
  • Adequate underwater interaction techniques
  • Rendering of the virtual objects on the waterproof sealed mobile devices
  • Multi-user interaction environment