2015 Volume 3 Issue 3 Pages 184-193
This paper proposes a sensing-based real-world content called Digital Diorama, which is a three-dimensional miniature model of the dynamically changing real world created from the real-time data continuously published over the Internet by stationary cameras distributed in public spaces. Digital Diorama is designed to preserve both the privacy of the monitored persons and the intelligibility of the content by superimposing the latest background images and human icons each of which represents a monitored person in the three-dimensional model. By using the data continuously published from 10 stationary cameras installed on one floor of a shopping mall, our prototype Digital Diorama browser was able to construct and dynamically update Digital Diorama in approximately 1 fps. The results of subjective evaluations indicated that utilizing appropriate human icons can improve the intelligibility of the content while preserving the privacy of the monitored persons.