TransWall

Emerging Technologies
Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 12:00am to Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Anaheim Convention Center
TBD

The TransWall transforms a mundane glass wall into a rich interpersonal communication medium. The concept is based on a see-through display wall that responds to touch on both sides, provides vibrotactile feedback, and dispays audio.

Users can enjoy gaming via a shared see-through display and communicate by talking to or even touching one another through the wall. They stand face to face (a situation that is quite distinct from general interactive tabletops or shared wall displays for collocated collaboration), so they can compete or collaborate with others in a more natural way. When they touch the same spot at the same time, the TransWall provides specific visual, acoustic, and vibrotactile feedback, which helps users feel as if they are touching one another.

The TransWall could become a feature in interior open spaces at sites such as shopping centers, museums, and theme parks, where it could inspire extraordinary social interaction in modern city life. In the near future, the TransWall could be installed in places that require physical isolation for security and safety - for instance, in a germ-free room in a hospital, where it would allow patients to interact with family and friends without risking infections.

Heejeong Heo
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Seungki Kim
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Hyungkun Park
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Jeeyong Chung
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Geehyuk Lee
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Woohun Lee
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology