Levitate: Interaction with Floating Particle Displays

Williamson, J. , Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2017) Levitate: Interaction with Floating Particle Displays. In: 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Lugano, Switzerland, 7-9 June 2017, Article 24. ISBN 9781450350457 (doi: 10.1145/3078810.3084347)

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This demonstration showcases the current state of the art for the levitating particle display from the Levitate Project. In this demonstration, we show a new type of display consisting of floating voxels, small levitating particles that can be positioned and moved independently in 3D space. Phased ultrasound arrays are used to acoustically levitate the particles. Users can interact directly with each particle using pointing gestures. This allows users to walk-up and interact without any user instrumentation, creating an exciting opportunity to deploy these tangible displays in public spaces in the future. This demonstration explores the design potential of floating voxels and how these may be used to create new types of user interfaces.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Williamson, J., Freeman, E., and Brewster, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 ACM
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
702161LevitateStephen BrewsterEuropean Commission (EC)737087COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE