The mountain ski resorts are huge places, while the maps are difficult to read and remember. Due to the difference of languages and map signs across countries, it's difficult for people to locate themselves on a map. In addition, it can be difficult for a snowboarder to keep contact with their crew. It also makes asking for rescue take longer. For the snowboarders whose ears are occupied, it's dangerous when there's someone behind them closely. For novice snowboarders who snowboard alone, it is not easy for them to learn new tricks so that they may give up. The Snowpes system includes XR (Mixed Reality) snowboarding goggles and a camera drone. With Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD) Technology, the Snowpes goggles can help snowboarders navigate through the big resorts safely and connect with their crew easily. The Snowpes goggles’ VR (Virtual Reality) mode can help users feel more engaged in the snowboarding community. The Snowpes camera drone can follow the users automatically and it can be controlled by goggles with computer vision and spatial computing technology. Project Implementation includes developing digital 3D model design, Camera Drone HUD Design, Goggles HUD Design, HUD prototype, and a Promotion Video.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Snowboarding--Interactive multimedia--Design; Mixed reality--Design; Virtual reality--Design; Aerial videography; Drone aircraft
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
He, Peiwen, "The Best Snowboarding Buddy: Snowpes System" (2021). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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