Visible Imagination

June 2009

software, electronics, computer vision, physical computing, bt

Visible Imagination is an exploration of projected interfaces in a Broadband enabled child's toy. It demonstrates interaction using torchlight, hands and objects.

Computer Vision is used to track the light from a Bluetooth enabled torch, which additionally provides buttons to enable a variety of functions. The camera also captures information about the environment and the image interacts with the surface onto which it is projected.

Our paper Visible Imagination: projected play [PDF], at HCI 2009, describes this work.

Visible Imagination was a BT research project with Jon Sutton and Martin Trimby.