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ReflectoSlates: Personal overlays for tabletops combining camera-projector systems and retroreflective materials

D Martinez, B Dennis, J Knibbe, G Lewis, A Haslam, M Whiteley, E Latimer, D Coyle

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | ACM Press | Published : 2014

Abstract

Tabletop systems are great platforms for collaborative work and social interaction. However, many fail to also accommodate contents visible only to some users, or they do so by reducing the surface visible to the rest of the users. We present ReflectoSlates, which combines a chest mounted camera-projector system connected to the user's mobile device and retroreflective sheets (ReflectoSlates). When placed on the tabletop, ReflectoSlates allow users to see their private contents while other users continue to see the tabletop. They can be lifted and moved while still displaying each user's individual content. Users can also interact with them using mid-air gestures detected by the camera-proje..

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