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TVI: New AR UI For Cellphones To Touch Interact With Displays

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“AR has proven to be an incredible tool for enhancing perception of the real world. Despite this, I’ve always felt that the technology was somewhat limited in its application. It is typically implemented as output in the form of visual overlays or filters.

But could it also be used for user input? We decided to explore that question by pairing the principles of AR (like real-time marker detection and tracking) with a natural user interface (specifically, touch on a mobile phone) to create an entirely new interactive experience.

The outcome of this examination is something we’re calling Touch Vision Interface – a tool that enables touch interaction on many different connected surfaces through a mobile phones’ camera view.

The translation of touch input coordinates to the captured video feed creates the illusion of being able to directly manipulate a distant surface. As a result, the interaction feels natural and almost invisible.”

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