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PhoneTouch: a technique for direct phone interaction on surfaces

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date3/10/2010
Host publicationUIST '10 Proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0271-5
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceUIST 2010
CityNew York, NY, USA
Period3/10/106/10/10

Conference

ConferenceUIST 2010
CityNew York, NY, USA
Period3/10/106/10/10

Abstract

PhoneTouch is a novel technique for integration of mobile phones and interactive surfaces. The technique enables use of phones to select targets on the surface by direct touch, facilitating for instance pick&drop-style transfer of objects between phone and surface. The technique is based on separate detection of phone touch events by the surface, which determines location of the touch, and by the phone, which contributes device identity. The device-level observations are merged based on correlation in time. We describe a proof-of-concept implementation of the technique, using vision for touch detection on the surface (including discrimination of finger versus phone touch) and acceleration features for detection by the phone.