Sciweavers

Share
UIST
2009
ACM

Bonfire: a nomadic system for hybrid laptop-tabletop interaction

9 years 6 months ago
Bonfire: a nomadic system for hybrid laptop-tabletop interaction
We present Bonfire, a self-contained mobile computing system that uses two laptop-mounted laser micro-projectors to project an interactive display space to either side of a laptop keyboard. Coupled with each micro-projector is a camera to enable hand gesture tracking, object recognition, and information transfer within the projected space. Thus, Bonfire is neither a pure laptop system nor a pure tabletop system, but an integration of the two into one new nomadic computing platform. This integration (1) enables observing the periphery and responding appropriately, e.g., to the casual placement of objects within its field of view, (2) enables integration between physical and digital objects via computer vision, (3) provides a horizontal surface in tandem with the usual vertical laptop display, allowing direct pointing and gestures, and (4) enlarges the input/output space to enrich existing applications. We describe Bonfire’s architecture, and offer scenarios that highlight Bonfire’s...
Shaun K. Kane, Daniel Avrahami, Jacob O. Wobbrock,
Added 28 May 2010
Updated 28 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where UIST
Authors Shaun K. Kane, Daniel Avrahami, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Beverly L. Harrison, Adam D. Rea, Matthai Philipose, Anthony LaMarca
Comments (0)
books