GaussMarbles: spherical magnetic tangibles for interacting with portable physical constraints

Han-Chih Kuo, Rong-Hao Liang, Long-Fei Lin, Bing-Yu Chen

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Abstract

This work develops a system of spherical magnetic tangibles, GaussMarbles, that exploits the unique affordances of spherical tangibles for interacting with portable physical constraints. The proposed design of each magnetic sphere includes a magnetic polyhedron in the center. The magnetic polyhedron provides bi-polar magnetic fields, which are expanded in equal dihedral angles as robust features for tracking, allowing an analog Hall-sensor grid to resolve the near-surface 3D position accurately in real-time. Possible interactions between the magnetic spheres and portable physical constraints in various levels of embodiment were explored using several example applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages4228-4232
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3362-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) - San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
Conference number: 34
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Conference

Conference34th Annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016)
Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period7/05/1612/05/16
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Keywords

  • analog hall-sensor grid, gausssense, magnetic tangibles, physical constraints

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Kuo, H-C., Liang, R-H., Lin, L-F., & Chen, B-Y. (2016). GaussMarbles: spherical magnetic tangibles for interacting with portable physical constraints. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 4228-4232). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858559