Geckos
Geckos
Geckos
Geckos
Geckos
Geckos
Geckos
Geckos

Geckos

In this paper we present Geckos, a new type of tangible objects which are tracked using a Force-Sensitive Resistance sensor. Geckos are based on low-cost permanent magnets and can also be used on non-horizontal surfaces. Unique pressure footprints are used to identify each tangible Gecko. Two types of tangible object designs are presented: Using a single magnet in combination with felt pads provides new pressure-based interaction modalities. Using multiple separate magnets it is possible to change the marker footprint dynamically and create new haptic experiences. The tangible object design and interaction are illustrated with example applications. We also give details on the feasibility and benefits of our tracking approach and show compatibility with other tracking technologies.

Published: May 18, 2011

Authors

Jakob Leitner
Michael Haller
Media Interaction Lab

Publications

J. Leitner and M. Haller, 2011.n "Geckos: Combining Magnets and Pressure Images to Enable New Tangible-object Design and Interaction," in CHI 11: Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2011. [SLIDES]