Malte Weiß
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SLAP: Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals

Poster paper by Malte Weiss, Roger Jennings, Julie Wagner, James D. Hollan, Ramsin Khoshabeh, Jan Borchers

In Extended Abstracts of Tabletop '08. 2008.

BibTeX citation
author = {Malte Weiss and Roger Jennings and Julie Wagner and James D. Hollan and Ramsin Khoshabeh and Jan Borchers},
title = {SLAP: Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals},
booktitle = {Extended Abstracts of Tabletop '08},
year = {2008},
pages = {37--38}


We present SLAP, a system of tangible, translucent widgets for use on FTIR-based multi-touch tabletops. Our initial widgets include a SLAP keyboard, button, slider, knob, and lens. SLAP widgets add tactile feedback to multi-touch tables, improving input accuracy. They can be relabeled dynamically via table rear projection, and provide inexpensive, battery-free, and untethered augmentations for FTIR tables.

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