HCII Calendar

  • HCII Seminar - Laura Granka
    NSH 1305
    April 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Eliane Stampfer Wiese
    NSH 3305
    April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm
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    May 18, 2014 at all day

Kinect plus projector makes anything a remote control

April 25, 2013

New Scientist featured WorldKit, a combination of depth cameras and projectors that enables computer interfaces to be created on almost any surface using hand gestures.

HCII Ph.D. students Robert Xiao and Chris Harrison and Scott Hudson, professor of HCII, developed the technology. They are presenting their findings April 30 at the CHI 2013 conference in Paris.

In the April 25 New Scientist article by Paul Marks, Patrick Baudisch, a computer scientist at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, offered this assessment: “WorldKit looks like a very useful step forward in ubiquitous computing. It will help the field move forward and bring smart home applications a step closer to reality.”