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14 MARCH 2010

iSphere: Context-Aware Computing

"Making 3D models should be an easy and intuitive task like Free–hand sketching. This paper presents iSphere, a 24 degree of freedom 3D input device. iSphere is a dodecahedron embedded with 12 capacitive sensors for pulling–out and pressing–in manipulation on 12 control points of 3D geometries. iSphere exhibits the top–down 3D modeling approach for saving mental loads of low–level machineries. Using analog inputs of 3D manipulation, designers are able to have high–level modeling concepts like push or pull the 3D surfaces. Our experiment shows that iSphere saved steps of selecting control points and going through menus and make subjects more focus on what they want to build instead of how they can build. Novices saved significant time for learning 3D manipulation and making conceptual models, but lacking of fidelity is an issue of analog input device."

(Jackie Lee, Yuchang Hu, Ted Selker, 2006, MIT Media Lab)

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20063D • 3D geometries • 3D surfaces • applied researchdevicedodecahedronexperimentationhapticindustrial designinnovationinput deviceinteraction design • iSphere • MITMIT Media Labmodellingproduct designresearchsensorsolutiontechnologyusability

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Simon Perkins
09 MARCH 2009

Microsoft Surface: interaction through tabletop device

"Microsoft Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. It's the first commercially–available surface computing platform from Microsoft. The product provides effortless access to digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Today, it's a 30–inch diagonal display in a table–like form factor that's easy for individuals or multiple people to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it's a surface come to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Today Microsoft Surface is available in the retail, hospitality, automotive, banking and healthcare industries. Consumers can interact with Surface at select AT&T retail locations, at the iBar located in the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and at select Sheratons in the U.S."
(Microsoft Corporation)

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Simon Perkins
07 JULY 2007

TactaPad: Innovative Haptic Input Device

"Interact with your computer in a direct and natural way. With the TactaPad you can reach into your computer and use both of your hands. Just like the real world."
(Tactiva.com)

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handhaptichaptic interfaceinput devicenatural • TactaPad • touch
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