Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016, and First International Conference, DLI 2016, Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2–3, 2016, Proceedings

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AcuTable: A Touch-Enabled, Actuated Tangible User Interface

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_37,
        author={Simon Dibbern and Kasper Rasmussen and Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo and Michael Holte},
        title={AcuTable: A Touch-Enabled, Actuated Tangible User Interface},
        proceedings={Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016, and First International Conference, DLI 2016, Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2--3, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT \& DLI},
        year={2017},
        month={3},
        keywords={Tangible user interface Adaptive interface Actuated surface Haptic feedback},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_37}
    }
    
  • Simon Dibbern
    Kasper Rasmussen
    Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo
    Michael Holte
    Year: 2017
    AcuTable: A Touch-Enabled, Actuated Tangible User Interface
    ARTSIT & DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_37
Simon Dibbern1,*, Kasper Rasmussen1,*, Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo1,*, Michael Holte1,*
  • 1: Aalborg University Esbjerg
*Contact email: sdibbe11@student.aau.dk, kvra11@student.aau.dk, do@create.aau.dk, mbh@create.aau.dk

Abstract

In this paper we describe AcuTable, a new tangible user interface. AcuTable is a shapeable surface that employs capacitive touch sensors. The goal of AcuTable was to enable the exploration of the capabilities of such haptic interface and its applications. We describe its design and implementation details, together with its strengths, limitations, and possible future applications.