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Toucheo: Multitouch and Stereo Combined in a Seamless Workspace.

Martin Hachet 1, 2 Benoît Bossavit 1, 2 Aurélie Cohé 1, 2 Jean-Baptiste de La Rivière 3 
1 IPARLA - Visualization and manipulation of complex data on wireless mobile devices
Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux 1, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, École Nationale Supérieure d'Électronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB), CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5800
Abstract : We propose a new system that efficiently combines direct multitouch interaction with co-located 3D stereoscopic visualization. In our approach, users benefit from well-known 2D metaphors and widgets displayed on a monoscopic touchscreen, while visualizing occlusion-free 3D objects floating above the surface at an optically correct distance. Technically, a horizontal semi-transparent mirror is used to reflect 3D images produced by a stereoscopic screen, while the user's hand as well as a multitouch screen located below this mirror remain visible. By registering the 3D virtual space and the physical space, we produce a rich and unified workspace where users benefit simultaneously from the advantages of both direct and indirect interaction, and from 2D and 3D visualizations. A pilot usability study shows that this combination of technology provides a good user experience.
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Martin Hachet, Benoît Bossavit, Aurélie Cohé, Jean-Baptiste de La Rivière. Toucheo: Multitouch and Stereo Combined in a Seamless Workspace.. UIST 2011 - ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Oct 2011, Santa Barbara, United States. pp.587-592. ⟨inria-00612505⟩



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