A few weeks ago, HCI Lab researchers and colleagues from iMareCulture EU project have published a peer-review paper at the Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage which was held at Vienna, Austria. The paper is entitled "Improving Marker-Based Tracking for Augmented Reality in Underwater Environments".
A new method was introduced based on white balancing that enhances underwater images to improve the results of detection of markers. This method was compared with several image enhancement methods and their performance was evaluated. Results show that our method improves the detection in underwater environments while keeping the computation time low.