Project

Field Imaging

As computers move off the desktop they must be able to detect interaction with a user in their immediate environment. We are developing the instrumentation and algorithms to measure such gestures through the influence of the user's body on weak electric fields. This provides interfaces that are completely unobtrusive (the devices could be built into ordinary furniture), and that can inexpensively and reliably match the limits of human performance in unconstrained environments.

As computers move off the desktop they must be able to detect interaction with a user in their immediate environment. We are developing the instrumentation and algorithms to measure such gestures through the influence of the user's body on weak electric fields. This provides interfaces that are completely unobtrusive (the devices could be built into ordinary furniture), and that can inexpensively and reliably match the limits of human performance in unconstrained environments.