TouchBridge: augmenting active tangibles for camera-based multi-touch surfaces

Cassim Ladha, Karim Ladha, Jonathan Hook, Daniel Jackson, Gavin Wood, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

The augmentation of tabletop multi-touch surfaces with physical objects is a well visited approach for the realisation of tangible user interfaces. Interaction with objects on a multi-touch surface is often limited to spatial manipulation and common marker-based techniques for object tracking typically provide little more than position and orientation information for the objects. We present a novel, low-cost, approach for tracking objects on a camera-based multi-touch surface. Our approach utilises modulated Infrared light to provide a bi-directional communication channel between objects and the surface and thereby presents the opportunity for much richer forms of interaction with physical objects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2010
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages271-272
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450303996
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference 2010 - Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: 7 Nov 201010 Nov 2010
Conference number: 5th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/1936652

Conference

ConferenceACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference 2010
Abbreviated titleITS 2010
CountryGermany
CitySaarbrücken
Period7/11/1010/11/10
Internet address

Keywords

  • Computer vision
  • Development framework
  • Tangible user interface

Cite this

Ladha, C., Ladha, K., Hook, J., Jackson, D., Wood, G., & Olivier, P. (2010). TouchBridge: augmenting active tangibles for camera-based multi-touch surfaces. In ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2010 (pp. 271-272). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1936652.1936711