The collaborative research project VIGITIA - funded by BMBF

VIGITIA: Vernetzte Intelligente Gegenstände durch, auf und um interaktive Tische im Alltag (Connected intelligent objects through, on and around interactive tables in everyday life).

Within the scope of the collaborative research project VIGITIA, researchers are investigating how projected augmented reality (PAR) can support and enrich everyday activities around tables.

One or multiple cameras record the table surface and objects on it in real time. A projector mounted to the ceiling or a swivel arm can project precisely and without distortions onto the table and objects on it. This allows for the display of additional information and possibilities of interaction and can therefore support analogue working processes. Another capability would be the seamless integration of existing smart devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops into the system. The projection could function as an intermediary to share data between devices or it could provide a larger interaction surface than a small smartphone screen could by them self.
The technology hides in the background. Common experience is paramount, only supported by technology upon request.

The research project is currently under construction. Our example scenario presents a first impression of the goals of VIGITIA.

Project duration: 07/2019 - 06/2022

Contact: Dr. Raphael Wimmer, University of Regensburg

Project partners:

Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within the scope of the research prgramme „Bringing technology to people“.


VIGITIA: Table Survey Started (2020-06-04)

We started a survey to better understand how people work at tables. (more...)


Augmented Realities put on the table - Talk at MeDiA Lab at Humboldt University of Berlin (2020-05-27)

On Wednesday, 27.5.2020, Sarah Thanner gave a talk at Media & Digital Anthropology Lab at Humboldt University of Berlin and presented her ongoing PhD research. (more...)

Workshop with creative professionals (2020-01-23)

The VIGITIA project presented its first prototype setup to creative professionals in the context of a workshop held at the center for creative culture Degginger in Regensburg (more...)

VIGITIA project meeting (2019-12-09)

The VIGITIA partners came together for a second project meeting to discuss the current status of the project and future work. (more...)

Prototyp mit Demos für die Projektion von Schnittmustern und "Rewind" - Funktion (2019-10-15)

Erster Prototyp der Universität Regensburg mit Demoanwendungen für die Projektion von Schnittmustern und die „Rewind“ - Funktion (more...)


Mein Tisch – der interaktive Helfer (2019-08-09)

Forscher der Universität Regensburg entwickeln interaktive Tischoberflächen, die den Alltag erleichtern sollen (more...)

Positionspapier "VIGITIA: Unterstützung von alltäglichen Tätigkeiten an Tischen durch Projected AR" (2019-08-09)

In einem Positionspapier präsentieren wir Ziele und Methoden des VIGITIA-Projekts. Das Papier wird am 8. September 2019 auf dem VARECo-Workshop im Rahmen der Fachkonferenz Mensch und Computer 2019 vorgestellt werden. (more...)

Open Position: HCI/UX researcher, Regensburg (2019-07-26)

The University of Regensburg has an open position for a full-time research assistant (TV-L E13) in the VIGITIA project. (more...)


Kick-Off Meeting at University of Regensburg (2019-07-25)

On 25.7.2019, the VIGITIA partners gathered for a first joint meeting at the University of Regensburg. (more...)