Category: Hochschule RheinMain

SecuVa – A Collaborative Gesture Framework Supporting Tabletop User Interfaces

In the course of his Master thesis at the Hochschule RheinMain, Tim Hofmann researched the possibilities of collaborative gestures on tabletop user interfaces. I supervised his thesis and am really impressed what Tim has created.

Posted in Gestures, HCI, Hochschule RheinMain, Multi-Touch, Tabletop Systems Tagged with: collaboration, gestures, Multi-Touch, tabletop

A Few HCI International 2013 Impressions

Currently, I am attending the conference HCI International 2013 to present the EMIL paper by our research group. HCI International is a conference on human factors similar to CHI and it is huge with 1666 accepted papers and 264 parallel

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A 3D-Printable Set of Tangible Objects

At the Hochschule RheinMain, we experiment with tangible user interfaces (TUI) a lot. We are especially interested in improving the authoring process of TUIs. On one hand of the creation process is the software issue how the interaction and the

Posted in 3D Printing, Authoring, Hochschule RheinMain, Portfolio, Tabletop Systems, Tangible Interfaces

Hoverreact – An In-the-Air Gesture-Framework based on TUIO AS3 and SPIRITED

Dominik Huppmann accomplished his Master’s Thesis at the Hochschule RheinMain about the possibilities of a combined touch and in-the-air gestural interaction space. I supervised his thesis and am really proud of what Dominik achieved.

Posted in Gestures, Hochschule RheinMain, In-the-Air, microsoft kinect, Multi-Touch

The TwinTable – A Multi-Touch Tabletop System for Tangible Interaction

The TwinTable is a multi-touch tabletop system that Simon Lehmann and I have built at the RheinMain University. After my previous table, the Virttable, we wanted to go for something bigger and with Full HD. Furthermore, our goal was a

Posted in Hochschule RheinMain, Multi-Touch, Portfolio, Projection, Tabletop Systems, tracking

A Rear-Projection Mirror Fixture System for Multi-Touch Tabletops

Our multi-touch tabletop system TwinTable employs a rear-projected display with a diameter of approx. 46″. For the projection, we use an Acer H7350D DLP projector with FullHD resolution. In order to project the image correctly, we had to design a

Posted in Hochschule RheinMain, Multi-Touch, Projection

Combining the Microsoft Kinect with a Multi-Touch Tabletop System

In the context of our research work at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (see also, we combined two depth sensing cameras with a multi-touch tabletop system.

Posted in Gestures, Hochschule RheinMain, In-the-Air, microsoft kinect, Multi-Touch

Actracktive – Combined Multi-Touch and Fiducial Tracking for FTIR and DI Setups

My colleague Simon Lehmann has built the tracking framework Actracktive.

Posted in Hochschule RheinMain, Multi-Touch, Tangible Interfaces, tracking, tuio

ThrongOSCDeck – an OSC & TUIO Recorder and Player [Update]

I have been looking for an application on the Internet that allows to record TUIO streams. However, I did not find a sufficient solution for this problem. Thus, I decided to write my own application called ThrongOSCDeck that can accomplish

Posted in Hochschule RheinMain, Java, OSC, Throng, tuio Tagged with: java, osc, throng, tuio

Throng – a Cross-Platform Multiplexer for Tuio Messages and Packets

Throng (Tuio multiplexeR that crOps and Globalizes) provides a Tuio multiplexer with added benefits written in Java.

Posted in Hochschule RheinMain, Java, Multi-Touch, OSC, Tangible Interfaces, Throng, tuio Tagged with: bridge, java, Multi-Touch, proxy, throng, tuio