FiberBoard - Compact multi-touch display using channeled light

Daniel Jackson*, Tom Bartindale, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

Multi-touch displays based on infrared (IR) light offer many advantages over alternative technologies. Existing IR multi-touch devices either use complex custom electronic sensor arrays, or a camera that must be placed relatively distant from the display. FiberBoard is an easily constructed compact IR-sensing multi-touch display. Using an array of optical fibers, reflected IR light is channeled to a camera. As the fibers are flexible the camera is free to be positioned so as to minimize the depth of the device. The resulting display is around one tenth of the depth of a conventional camera-based multi-touch display. We describe our prototype, its novel calibration process, and virtual camera software based on existing multi-touch image processing tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITS 2009 - The ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Proceedings
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2009 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 23 Nov 200925 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameITS 2009 - The ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2009
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period23/11/0925/11/09

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