i-m-Top: An interactive multi-resolution tabletop system accommodating to multi-resolution human vision

Ting Ting Hu*, Yi Wei Chia, Liwei Chan, Yi Ping Hung, Jane Hsu

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Abstract

For human vision, the resolution of visual perception is not uniform across the entire eye, in which the fovea, a dimple on the central retina, provides our highest resolution vision. While many researchers have focused on building a large homogeneous high-resolution display for better visual quality, our approach goes a step further to exploit the variable-resolution nature of human vision on tabletop systems. In this work, we developed an innovative tabletop display system, called i-m-Top (interactive multi-resolution tabletop), featuring not only multi-touch, but also multi-resolution display accommodating to the multi-resolution characteristics of human vision. Based on this characteristic, i-m-Top provides a high-resolution projection image in the foveal region with a steerable projector, while providing a low-resolution projection image in the peripheral region with a wide-angle fixed projector. With this configuration, we are able to realize an interactive high-resolution display in a cost-effective way. To hide the engineering challenges posed by the unique hardware configuration, we also develop a software development toolkit - the i-m-Top SDK - for rapid prototyping multi-resolution and multi-touch applications, to help push forward research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008
Pages177-180
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Oct 20083 Oct 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period1/10/083/10/08

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