The DIGITABLE project
DIGITABLE is a project funded by the French agency ANR in the "software" network.
DIGITABLE is a project of a shared interface for a collaborative surface used in the same room and / or remotely. The main objectives are:
- the technological optimization of finger interaction by the fusion of tactile and computer vision tracking
- the design of new styles of interaction
- usage evaluation in local and remote situations
The digital table allows many people to interact at the same time on the same surface, thanks to the natural bare-hand interfaces. The DIGITABLE project focus on a more direct interaction (compared to the traditional mouse interaction), on gesture recognition and on physical object tracking for the creation of tangible interactions.
DIGITABLE offers new paradigms for:
- person-machine interaction through the manipulation of digital and tangible objects,
- person-person interaction by allowing the co-interaction in the same location or remotely through interactive tables.
The design and validation of new tools and services for collaboration and communication based on natural interaction
- France Telecom R&D (Lannion) (Coordinator): computer vision, ergonomics and usages, application for narrative collaborative design
- LIMSI (Orsay): collaborative interaction of tactile surfaces, toolkit for shared interactions
- ENSAM (Paris): Ergonomics and Usages, application to creativity sessions
- LIG/IIHM, University of Grenoble: finger tracking with computer vision, interactive surfaces, tangible interfaces
- IntuiLab (Toulouse): innovative widget toolkit, software architecture, application for Air Traffic Control
- ENST-Bretagne, Thales (Joint lab. ATOL,Brest): application for marine surveillance