Feb 20, 2013

Disney Research: Touche, Touch and Gesture Sensing

The following video is a demonstration of something called Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing. It recognizes various configurations of hands and body during interactions.  This system is different than conventional capacitive touch sensing, as it senses a range of frequencies to develop a capacitive profile that provides a significant amount of data that can be analysed and utilized in an application.

At 1:23, the SFCS is demonstrated on a table, sensing body posture or body configuration. It is a wireless system and can be used on smaller touch screens, such as mobile devices.  It can recognize interactions in liquids.

Touche was awarded Best Paper at ACM CHI 2012:

Touche: Touch and Gesture Sensing for the Real World
Disney Research
Sato, M., Poupyrev, I, and Harrison, C. Touché: Enhancing Touch Interaction on Humans, Screens, Liquids, and Everyday Objects. In Proceedings of CHI’12. 2012. ACM.
Paper [PDF, 10Mb]
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Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing (SFCS)
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