This project explores a new technique for optical sensing through thin form-factor displays. It allows for detection of fingers and other physical objects close to or on the display surface. This essentially allows us to turn a regular LCD into a sensing surface that can be used for multi-touch and tangible computing applications. We are interested in both the underlying hardware and software aspects of this approach as well as the interaction techniques and application scenarios it enables.
- Shahram Izadi, Steve Hodges, Alex Butler, Darren West, Alban Rrustemi, Mike Molloy, and William Buxton, ThinSight: a thin form-factor interactive surface technology, in Communications of the ACM , vol. 52, no. 12, pp. 90-98, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., December 2009.
- Shahram Izadi, Alex Butler, Steve Hodges, Darren West, Malcolm Hall, Bill Buxton, and Mike Molloy, Experiences with building a thin form-factor touch and tangible tabletop, in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TableTop 08), IEEE, October 2008.
- Steve Hodges, Shahram Izadi, Alex Butler, Alban Rrustemi, and Bill Buxton, ThinSight: versatile multi-touch sensing for thin form-factor displays, in UIST '07: Proceedings of the 20th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., New York, NY, USA, October 2007.
- Steve Hodges, Shahram Izadi, Alex Butler, and Alban Rrustemi, ThinSight: A new interaction technology for ubicomp, in In Adjunct proceedings of 9th international Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Springer, September 2007.
- Shahram Izadi, Steve Hodges, Alex Butler, Alban Rrustemi, and Bill Buxton, ThinSight: integrated optical multi-touch sensing through thin form-factor displays, in EDT '07: Proceedings of the 2007 workshop on Emerging displays technologies, ACM, New York, NY, USA, March 2007.