Huddlelamp: Spatially-Aware mobile displays for ad-hoc around-the-table collaboration

Roman Rädle, Hans Christian Jetter, Nicolai Marquardt, Harald Reiterer, Yvonne Rogers

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Abstract

We present HuddleLamp, a desk lamp with an integrated RGB-D camera that precisely tracks the movements and positions of mobile displays and hands on a table. This enables a new breed of spatially-aware multi-user and multi-device applications for around-the-table collaboration without an interactive tabletop. At any time, users can add or remove displays and reconfigure them in space in an adhoc manner without the need of installing any software or attaching markers. Additionally, hands are tracked to detect interactions above and between displays, enabling fluent cross-device interactions. We contribute a novel hybrid sensing approach that uses RGB and depth data to increase tracking quality and a technical evaluation of its capabilities and limitations. For enabling installation-free ad-hoc collaboration, we also introduce a web-based architecture and JavaScript API for future HuddleLamp applications. Finally, we demonstrate the resulting design space using five examples of cross-device interaction techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITS 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450325875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2014
Event9th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 16 Nov 201419 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameITS 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

Conference

Conference9th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2014
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period16.11.201419.11.2014

Keywords

  • Ad hoc collaboration
  • Cross-device interactions
  • Depth camera
  • Mobile devices
  • Society of devices
  • Ubicomp ecologies

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