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Monday, October 2 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A Touchless Gestural System For Extended Information Access Within A Campus

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In the last two decades, we have witnessed a growing spread of touchless interfaces, facilitated by higher performances of computational systems, as well as the increased availability of cheaper sensors and devices. Putting the focus on gestural input, several researchers and designers used Kinect-like devices to implement touchless gestural interfaces. The latter extends the possible deployments and usage of public interactive displays. For example, wall-sized displays may become interactive even if they are unreachable by touch. Moreover, billboard-sized displays may be placed in safe cases to avoid vandalisms, maintaining their interactivity. Finally, people with temporary or permanent physical impairment (e.g. wheelchaired users) may still comfortably interact with the display. Here we describe an information provision system allowing for touchless gestural interactions, along with a trial implementation within our University campus to test its effectiveness in a real setting. Our system is intended for being used by students, lecturers and staff members, providing a captivating way to access news, lectures information, videos and more. We also report the preliminary results of an ongoing study on the people's behavior, in order to provide space and display owners with some useful basic hints.

Session Chair
avatar for R Kevin Chapman

R Kevin Chapman

Technology Support Specialist, Carleton College
A Scotsman abroad, working in higher ed. IT at a small liberal arts college in southern Minnesota.Running the Helpdesk, running the students, running the labs, running around and fixing things. Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Gentile

Antonio Gentile

Associate professor, University of Palermo
Faculty at UniPA and passionate entrepreneur at his second startup. Currently live in Boulder (CO) with his family. Ask me about University life in the south of Italy or starting your own company. Always there if you need a hand or advice.



Monday October 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Seattle 2 1415 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98101