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Gestures HCI Hochschule RheinMain Multi-Touch Tabletop Systems

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.

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Conference HCI Hochschule RheinMain

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 sessions. The conference takes place at The Mirage in Las Vegas, which adequately is a huge place.

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3D Printing Authoring Hochschule RheinMain Portfolio Tabletop Systems Tangible Interfaces

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 user interfaces can be designed and developed. However, on the other hand, there stands the problem, how the actual physical tangible objects have to look like and how they can be created.

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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.

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Hochschule RheinMain Multi-Touch Portfolio Projection Tabletop Systems tracking

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 table that could be used in a living environment. Therefore, we have chosen a height of 50 cm, which is roughly the same height as a coffee table. This allows us to integrate the TwinTable into our laboratory’s lounge suite.

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Hochschule RheinMain Multi-Touch Projection

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 rear-projection mirror fixture system employing three mirrors.

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Gestures Hochschule RheinMain In-the-Air microsoft kinect Multi-Touch

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 slashslash.de), we combined two depth sensing cameras with a multi-touch tabletop system.

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Hochschule RheinMain Multi-Touch Tangible Interfaces tracking tuio

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

Actracktive screenshot

My colleague Simon Lehmann has built the tracking framework Actracktive.

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Hochschule RheinMain Java OSC Throng 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 this task. It builds upon my Throng application that can be used to multiplex TUIO bundles from different TUIO providers.

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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.