Geckos

Jakob Leitner, Michael Haller
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
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
more » ... ge 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.
doi:10.1145/1978942.1979385 dblp:conf/chi/LeitnerH11 fatcat:x5vh3yny3vcxbhtggh7welarbu