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Towards User-Aware Multi-Touch Interaction Layer for Group Collaborative Systems



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7721
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Web SpringerLink
Field Informatics
Keywords multi-touch interaction; collaborative systems; user distinguishing; large-scale interacive display walls; tabletops
Description State-of-the-art collaborative workspaces are represented either by large tabletops or wall-sized interactive displays. Extending bare multi-touch capability with metadata for association of touch events to individual users could significantly improve collaborative work of co-located group. In this paper, we present several techniques which enable development of such interactive environments. First, we describe an algorithm for scalable coupling of multiple touch sensors and a method allowing association of touch events with users. Further, we briefly discuss the Multi-Sensor (MUSE) framework which utilizes the two techniques and allows rapid development of touch-based user interface. Finally, we discuss the preliminary results of the prototype implementation.
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