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ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2016)
GaussRFID: Reinventing Physical Toys
Using Magnetic RFID Development Kits
Rong-Hao Liang Han-Chih Kuo Bing-Yu Chen
National Taiwan University
We present GaussRFID, a hybrid RFID and magnetic-field tag sensing system that supports interactivity when embedded in retrofitted or new physical objects. The system consists of two major components - GaussTag, a magnetic-RFID tag that is combined with a magnetic unit and an RFID tag, and GaussStage, which is a tag reader that is combined with an analog Hall-sensor grid and an RFID reader. A GaussStage recognizes the ID, 3D position, and partial 3D orientation of a GaussTag near the sensing platform, and provides simple interfaces for involving physical constraints, displays and actuators in tangible interaction designs. The results of a two-day toy-hacking workshop reveal that all six groups of 31 participants successfully modified physical toys to interact with computers using the GaussRFID system.
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@inproceedings{Liang:2016:GRP:2858036.2858527, author = {Liang, Rong-Hao and Kuo, Han-Chih and Chen, Bing-Yu}, title = {GaussRFID: Reinventing Physical Toys Using Magnetic RFID Development Kits}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems}, series = {CHI '16}, year = {2016}, isbn = {978-1-4503-3362-7}, location = {Santa Clara, California, USA}, pages = {4233--4237}, numpages = {5}, url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2858036.2858527}, doi = {10.1145/2858036.2858527}, acmid = {2858527}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, keywords = {RFID, analog hall-sensor grid, magnetic tangibles}, }