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Ubi Displays Toolkit - Create interactive multi-touch webpages anywhere
Posted: 30 October 2012 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey all,

I’ve made this toolkit which drag-drop’iffys the process of making multi-touch displays in the physical enviroment.  It works by using a Kinect and a projector to combine projection mapping with multi-touch.

I’d love to know what you think!

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John

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Posted: 30 October 2012 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,
Great work

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Posted: 31 October 2012 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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John Hardy, I really must say that you have an amazing work there.
I loved it smile

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Posted: 31 October 2012 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks very much!

I think that the uses for ubicomp tech like this which aims to “disappear”—like the pen—are probably found in lots of niches that would never normally be able to access the technology and see if it helps. smile I hope that this toolkit will help us learn about what the useful applications and deployment challenges are smile

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Posted: 02 November 2012 03:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Nice work,I am very impressd!

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Posted: 04 November 2012 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hey John, this looks like great work. I see Jason is also an author, who is excellent value!

Cheers Craig

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http://www.elvis.ac.nz/Main/Multi-touchTable (48” and 28” tables)
http://softvis.wordpress.com/ (blog)

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Posted: 06 November 2012 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks Craig!  Yea, Jason is great smile Do you know him from NZ?
I enjoyed your papers on software vis btw.  In case it is of any interest, we are thinking about using UbiDisplays to experiment with some novel UI’s (a bit like CoffeeTable highwire-dtc.com/coffeetable) in the applied setting of our new Student Software Design Studio at Lancaster.

Cheers, John

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Posted: 06 November 2012 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hi John,

Yes NZ is like a village most people know each other wink

Thanks. I am getting to the final stages of my research. I plan to do be completed soon, so watch out for more papers in this space. I look forward to seeing some of your papers as well.

Perhaps you might want to submit to EICS 2013 which is in London in late June next year.
http://eics-conference.org/2013/

Thanks.

Cheers Craig

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Posted: 07 November 2012 04:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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it’s awesome.!!! Have you ever seen the video made by Corning?” A Day made of Glass”, your device shows something like that.

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Posted: 08 November 2012 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Cheers, yea I’ve seen it - very awesome indeed!  I’ll be putting the finishing touches on the toolkit soon and making another how-to video.  Should be fun!

Good luck with the writing up Craig! It is my last year too now smile

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Posted: 03 December 2012 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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cool!!! great job!

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Posted: 11 December 2012 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Cheers!  The toolkit is now available for download if you want to have a play! http://code.google.com/p/ubidisplays/

Let me know if there are any teething issues smile

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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This is pretty awesome. Would you be able to create a top down multitouch table using this? With many people at the table?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yea totally, although it won’t work as accurately as an FTIR table or something like that.

I whipped one up to check: smile

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Posted: 13 December 2012 11:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I definitely need to look into this. I assume the limitation is where the kinect is placed so that nothing can block its view. I didn’t notice where the kinect is actually placed for your example. If its straight above I can imagine some possibilities for it. If its off to the side that puts a pretty big limitation on what you could do. I’m imaging a table with people sitting at it and everyone interaction with the projection at once.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Yea, but its not as much of an issue as I first thought.  I measured accuracy at a variety of different angles and distances and found that it was largely independent of angle, but is better when the Kinect is placed less than 1.4m away from the interaction surface. smile I’ve uploaded a graph!

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