Interactive Mobile Projectors

Mobile projectors are small projectors that can be embedded in handheld computing devices such as smartphones and tablets. Market research predicts that as many as 39 million devices with embedded projectors will be on the market by 2014. Developing new interfaces for mobile projectors opens up a range of possibilities for interactive experiences in both work and play.


The MotionBeam project explores the use of mobile projectors to interact and control projected characters. Physical movement of the projection device, much like a motion controller, is used to guide and interact with the character. This creates a unified interaction style where sensor input and projector output are tied together within a single device. [More]


SideBySide is a system for multi-user interaction with mobile projectors. Users interact together to share digital content, play projected games, or explore educational media. SideBySide uses device-mounted cameras and hybrid visible/infrared light projectors to track multiple independent projected images in relation to one another. [More]


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SideBySide: Ad-hoc Multi-user Interaction with Handheld Projectors
October 17, 2011
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (ACM UIST) 2011
Paper File [pdf, 2.05 MB]

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