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Digimarc Discover on Google Glass
Author(s): Eliot Rogers; Tony F. Rodriguez; John Lord; Adnan Alattar
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the implementation of the Digimarc® Discover platform on Google Glass, enabling the reading of a watermark embedded in a printed material or audio. The embedded watermark typically contains a unique code that identifies the containing media or object and a synchronization signal that allows the watermark to be read robustly. The Digimarc Discover smartphone application can read the watermark from a small portion of printed image presented at any orientation or reasonable distance. Likewise, Discover can read the recently introduced Digimarc Barcode to identify and manage consumer packaged goods in the retail channel. The Digimarc Barcode has several advantages over the traditional barcode and is expected to save the retail industry millions of dollars when deployed at scale. Discover can also read an audio watermark from ambient audio captured using a microphone. The Digimarc Discover platform has been widely deployed on the iPad, iPhone and many Android-based devices, but it has not yet been implemented on a head-worn wearable device, such as Google Glass. Implementing Discover on Google Glass is a challenging task due to the current hardware and software limitations of the device. This paper identifies the challenges encountered in porting Discover to the Google Glass and reports on the solutions created to deliver a prototype implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9409, Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics 2015, 940908 (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083222
Show Author Affiliations
Eliot Rogers, Digimarc Corp. (United States)
Tony F. Rodriguez, Digimarc Corp. (United States)
John Lord, Digimarc Corp. (United States)
Adnan Alattar, Digimarc Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9409:
Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics 2015
Adnan M. Alattar; Nasir D. Memon; Chad D. Heitzenrater, Editor(s)

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