Project

My Second-Bike

This project is a novel concept for a social TV application, targeting the demographic of viewers enjoying live sports events, such as road bicycle racing. We intend to enhance the viewing experiences of spectators with sensor-fitted bikes tied to an interactive biking environment on television. The system enables a new form of personalized, physical, and virtual-reality interaction between viewers and a TV program, as well as interactions within or among communities of friends. We have created a prototype, My Second Bike, which uses a 3-D mirrored world environment (Google Earth) to visually represent participating spectators, competing athletes, and outdoor bikers. We contend that the system has the potential to attract and support a large user base on account of its scalability, ease of deployment, and ability to promote audience participation in live sports events on TV.

This project is a novel concept for a social TV application, targeting the demographic of viewers enjoying live sports events, such as road bicycle racing. We intend to enhance the viewing experiences of spectators with sensor-fitted bikes tied to an interactive biking environment on television. The system enables a new form of personalized, physical, and virtual-reality interaction between viewers and a TV program, as well as interactions within or among communities of friends. We have created a prototype, My Second Bike, which uses a 3-D mirrored world environment (Google Earth) to visually represent participating spectators, competing athletes, and outdoor bikers. We contend that the system has the potential to attract and support a large user base on account of its scalability, ease of deployment, and ability to promote audience participation in live sports events on TV.