Enhancing Physical Objects with Actuated Levitating Particles

Freeman, E. , Marzo, A., Kourtelos, P. B., Williamson, J. R. and Brewster, S. (2019) Enhancing Physical Objects with Actuated Levitating Particles. In: 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis ’19), Palermo, Italy, 12-14 Jun 2019, ISBN 9781450367516 (doi: 10.1145/3321335.3324939)

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We describe a novel display concept where levitating particles are used to add a dynamic display element to static physical objects. The particles are actuated using ultrasound, for expressive output without mechanical constraints. We explore novel ways of using particles to add dynamic output to other objects, for new interactive experiences. We also discuss the practical challenges of combining these. This work shows how the unique capabilities of levitation can create novel displays by enhancing another form of media.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan and Kourtelos, Praxitelis
Authors: Freeman, E., Marzo, A., Kourtelos, P. B., Williamson, J. R., and Brewster, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Glasgow Interactive Systems Section
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
702161LevitateStephen BrewsterEuropean Commission (EC)737087COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE