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Body as a Canvas: An exploration on the role of the body as display of digital information

TN Hoang, HS Ferdous, F Vetere, M Reinoso

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery. The human body in HCI is often seen as an actuator for issuing commands and providing input to digital systems. We present the concept of the body as a canvas, in which the body acts as both an actuator and a display for information. Body as a canvas creates an interaction loop where interaction with information causes changes in the body, which in turn changes the display of information. Our qualitative study using an on-body projection system in a public exhibition investigates this concept with regards to body characteristics, types of body input, interactions between multiple bodies, and comparison to other display technologies. Findings show t..

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