Sonntag, 27. Juli 2008

Reading Your Mind: Interfaces for Wearable Computing

An interesting Talk from Thad Starner at Google Tech Talks:

Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2008

TWEND: new Interaction Gesture in Mobile Devices

Research work of Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen:

TWEND consists of a hardware protoype that enables users to perform bending gestures and a Mac OS X software framework that maps these gestures to system events. These events can be configured to mimick scrolling, keystrokes or Apple Script events. This enables a quick way to set up experiments to research the value of different bending gestures as input method for interactive tasks involving a computer system.

Develope Desktop Software Using an iPhone

From Multitouch Framework.

Delicate Boundaries

Delicate Boundaries is an interactive installation that explores and crosses the boundaries between the digital and the physical world. Small light bugs crawl out of a computer screen onto human bodies that make contact with them.

This can be a nice visualization when one transfer data from a public display to a mobile device or vice versa.

Delicate Boundaries from csugrue on Vimeo.

Dienstag, 22. Juli 2008

Snap and Grab

It enables accessing, sharing, and creating contextual multi-media content using Bluetooth enabled camera-phones and large situated displays.

The user need to take a photo with his mobile phone from the media package he likes. The photo is compared to the photos inside the Database. The connection is done per Bluetooth and the data will be trasfered.

The advantage is that there is no need to install any client applications on the personal devices.

A paper is published in CHI 2008 Proceedings.

Samstag, 19. Juli 2008

HotHand Device

An elecronic ring which is worn by guitar player. It uses motion sensors and also a wireless transmitter to create different sound effects by hand gestures.

Reactable: Music with a Multi-Touch Display

Reactable was developed by Jordá at University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
It is a Mulit-Touch display for playing music. User interaction takes place with moving and rotating the physical objest on the surface of the display.

Freitag, 18. Juli 2008

City Wall: Multi Touch Display

A multi touch display which enables gesture recognition for moving, scaling, rotating, zooming, and free- hand annotation.

A screen keyboard will appear when you put both hands on the screen and the size of it is also adapted to the user's hand.

HCI group at Konstanz University