THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.
Sang-won Leigh (Fluid Interfaces Group)
Philipp Schoessler (Tangible Media Group)
Felix Heibeck (Tangible Media Group)
Pattie Maes (Fluid Interfaces Group)
Hiroshi Ishii (Tangible Media Group)
Fluid Interfaces Group
Tangible Media Group