BT Balance

May 2007

software, physical computing, bt

BT Balance

I designed and developed the software for the BT Balance prototype, a tablet PC based device using movement and gesture to simplify access to broadband content for older people - watch the BBC Click item.

BT Balance was a finalist at the IET Awards 2007 (Emerging Technologies category) and the PC Pro Awards 2007 (Technology Innovator category).

BT Balance was featured in over fifty news stories including BBC, WIRED and Technology Review.

A study of the tilting-map interface is described in Action and Reaction for Physical Map Interfaces [PDF] at Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2008.

BT Balance was a BT research project with Martin Trimby and Adam Oliver.