Tangible Tracking Table (TTT) I

Andy Wu, Manvesh Vyas, Meekal Bajaj & Dr. Ali Mazalek

The Tangible Tracking Table (TTT) is an interactive tabletop display that allows both fingertip and tangible object tracking. Multiple users can simultaneously control a variety of tagged objects that can perform different tasks. At the same time, users can employ their fingertips for more subtle manipulations. TTT can support a range of digital media applications in collaborative settings, such as meeting rooms, classrooms and living rooms. Applications under development include games and storytelling engines, as well as a stage manager for machinima creation. The TTT project includes the construction of the table and adapted software APIs based on the ReacTIVision toolkit for user-end application development.

project website

short papers, workshop papers, & posters

Robinson, S.J., Razza, D., Christensen, B., Wu, A., Mazalek, A., KinoPuzzle: Grasping Realities through Tangible Tabletop Documentaries, ISEA, 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art 2009 (ISEA '09), p. 2009.
Wu, A., and Mazalek, A., Tangible Tracking Table: an interactive tabletop display, IEEE, IEEE Workshop on Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces '08, p. 2008.
Mazalek, A., Winegarden, C., Al-Haddad, T., Robinson, S., Wu, C.S., Architales: physical/digital co-design of an interactive story table, IEEE, IEEE Workshop on Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces '08, p. 2008.