Multitouch + Gravity = 3D Tracking
13th April 2010, 10:30
Entrée libre et gratuite.
LRI Bât 490, Salle 79 (how to get there ?)
I will present a new approach to tracking people and objects in smart rooms. The main idea is to make all horizontal surfaces in a room touch sensitive. We now decode the "imprints" that objects leave on these surfaces to identify objects and people and reconstruct their pose. I will illustrate the concept with three interactive prototypes: the tangible-on-tabletop construction kit Lumino (CHI 2010), our interactive floor project Multitoe (UIST 2010), and how the concept extends to smart rooms and furniture made from drinking straws.
Patrick Baudisch is a professor in Computer Science at Hasso Plattner Institute in Berlin/Potsdam and chair of the Human Computer Interaction Lab. His research focuses on the miniaturization of mobile devices and touch input. Previously, Patrick Baudisch worked as a research scientist in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft Research and at Xerox PARC and served as an Affiliate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Washington. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.