Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera

Hiroyuki Manabe, Wataru Yamada, Hiroshi Inamura

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Abstract

A tag system is proposed that offers a practical approach to ubiquitous computing. It provides small and low-power tags that are easy to distribute; does not need a special device to read the tags (in the future), thus enabling their use anytime, anywhere; and has a wide reading range in angle and distance that extends the design space of tag-based applications. The tag consists of a kind of liquid crystal (LC) and a retroreflector, and it sends its ID by switching the LC. A depth sensing camera that emits infrared (IR) is used as the tag reader; we assume that it will be part of the user's everyday devices, such as a smartphone. Experiments were conducted to confirm its potential, and a regular IR camera was also tested for comparison. The results show that the tag system has a wide readable range in terms of both distance (up to 8m) and viewing angle offset. Several applications were also developed to explore the design space. Finally, limitations of the current setup and possible improvements are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages373-382
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 5
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 8

Publication series

NameUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period14/10/514/10/8

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Liquid crystals
Cameras
Infrared radiation
Smartphones
Ubiquitous computing
Experiments

Keywords

  • AR
  • Depth sensing camera
  • Liquid crystal
  • PDLC
  • Tag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Manabe, H., Yamada, W., & Inamura, H. (2014). Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera. In UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 373-382). (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2642918.2647404

Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera. / Manabe, Hiroyuki; Yamada, Wataru; Inamura, Hiroshi.

UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. p. 373-382 (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Manabe, H, Yamada, W & Inamura, H 2014, Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera. in UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 373-382, 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014, Honolulu, United States, 14/10/5. https://doi.org/10.1145/2642918.2647404
Manabe H, Yamada W, Inamura H. Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera. In UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2014. p. 373-382. (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1145/2642918.2647404
Manabe, Hiroyuki ; Yamada, Wataru ; Inamura, Hiroshi. / Tag system with low-powered tag and depth sensing camera. UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. pp. 373-382 (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).
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