A table tennis game for three players

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Table tennis is a game that can provide healthy exercise and is also a social pastime for players of all ages across the world. However, players have to be collocated to play, and three players cannot usually play at the same time in fair or equitable manner. We have developed a networked table tennis like game called Table Tennis for Three (TTT). TTT is a game played with bat and ball by three people on three physically separated table tennis tables. The players of TTT can interact with one another through the use of augmented virtuality - the augmentation of virtual systems with elements of physical game play. TTT uses the physicality of table tennis combined with the communicative media typically associated with videoconferencing. TTT has been developed with the aim of achieving similar benefits to those of co-located table tennis such as exercise, enjoyment and bringing people together to socialize. Copyright the author(s) and CHISIG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Australia Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - Design
Subtitle of host publicationActivities, Artefacts and Environments, OZCHI '06
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1595935452, 9781595935458
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2006 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 200624 Nov 2006
Conference number: 18th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/1228175 (Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 2006
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  • augmented reality
  • augmented virtuality
  • exertion interface
  • physical interaction
  • ping-pong
  • social interaction
  • sports
  • table tennis
  • tangible interface

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