Marshall, Mark and Carter, Thomas and Alexander, Jason and Subramanian, Sriram (2012) Ultra-tangibles: creating movable tangible objects on interactive tables. In: CHI '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI '12 . ACM, New York, pp. 2185-2188. ISBN 978-1-4503-1015-4Full text not available from this repository.
Tangible objects placed on interactive surfaces allow users to employ a physical object to manipulate digital content. However, creating the reverse effect - having digital content manipulate a tangible object placed on the surface - is a more challenging task. We present a new approach to this problem, using ultrasound-based air pressure waves to move multiple tangible objects, independently, around an interactive surface. We describe the technical background, design, implementation, and test cases for such a system. We conclude by discussing practical uses of our system, Ultra-Tangibles, in the creation of new tangible user interfaces.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2012 23:45|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 23:45|
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