Cyber–physical interactive performance is a new style of performance art that facilitates impromptu interactions among dancers and virtual characters. This paper presents the design and implementation of a full-stack service platform, called WISE (Wearable Item Service runtimE), that supports such kind of performance. The proposed service platform deals with core issues such as connectivity, manageability and simplicity, behind the scene. Two successful real-world applications have verified the feasibility of WISE: a live public performance called Future Circus and a virtual reality (VR) art exhibition called Step In and Out of the Dreams. The evaluation results show that WISE is not only easy to use but also portable and extensible to fit various cyber–physical interactive performances.
Service Oriented Computing and Applications, pp.1-16