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" Twin Spin" steering karaoke (or anything else) with smartphone wands deployable as spinnable affordances

Published Date: 04-02-2013

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  • " Twin Spin" steering karaoke (or anything else) with smartphone wands deployable as spinnable affordances, 
Abstract

We have built haptic interfaces featuring smartphones and tablets that use magnetometer-derived orientation sensing to modulate virtual displays, especially spatial sound, allowing, for instance, each side of a karaoke recording to be separately steered around a periphonic (circumferential) display. Embedding such devices into a spinnable affordance allows a “spinning plate”-style interface, a novel interaction technique. Either static (pointing) or dynamic (spinning) mode can be used to control “whirled” multimodal display, including a rotary motion platform, panoramic movies, and the positions of avatars in virtual environments.

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