Projective Bisector Mirror (PBM): Concept and Rationale
Kevin Yu, Konstantinos Zacharis, Ulrich Eck, Nassir Navab
Our world is full of cameras, whether they are installed in the environment or integrated into mobile devices such as mobile phones or head-mounted displays. Displaying external camera views in our egocentric view with a picture-in-picture approach allows us to understand their view; however, it would not allow us to correlate their viewpoint with our perceived reality. We introduce Projective Bisector Mirrors for visualizing a camera view comprehensibly in the egocentric view of an observer with the metaphor of a virtual mirror. Our concept projects the image of a capturing camera onto the bisecting plane between the capture and the observer camera. We present extensive mathematical descriptions of this novel paradigm for multi-view visualization, discuss the effects of tracking errors and provide concrete implementation for multiple exemplary use-cases.