• Citations Per Year
Learn More
This paper proposes a novel interactive technique, the Eye-Catcher, which helps photographers capture a variety of natural looking facial expressions of their subjects, by keeping the eyes of the subjects focused on the camera without the stress usually associated with being photographed. We develop a prototype system and verify the effectiveness through(More)
The biometrics has become popular especially for electronic authentication and payment methods. However, we think biometrics have possibilities for further applications. We focus on casual applications of biometrics, that is, integration of a fingerprint sensor and a home appliance. In this paper, we propose a smart interphone, "FingerPhone", which(More)
We propose a music-box-type interface, "HomeOrgel", that can express various activities in the home using sound. Users can also control the volume and content using common methods for controlling a music box: opening the cover and winding the spring. Users can hear the sounds of past home activities, such as cooking and the opening/closing of doors with the(More)
People often have difficulty to take pictures of animals, since animals usually do not react with cameras nor understand verbal directions. To solve this problem, we developed a new interaction technique, AnimalCatcher, which can attract animals' attention easily. The AnimalCatcher shoots various sounds using directional speaker to capture various reactions(More)
At present, many projects embed smart LEDs "multiple LEDs dynamically controlled by computers" into clothes or accessories to support novel expressions or daily activities. However, most of them do not consider the "sparkle" of traditional jewelry. We propose a presentation technique for interactive jewelry called "Sparklry", which can present "sparkles" on(More)
We propose a novel ball-type input/output (I/O) device--the ChameleonBall--that allows users to interact with colors in the real world. The ChameleonBall mainly consists of multiple color I/O units in an acrylic ball. It can detect the colors of objects in the real world and emit similar colors. We have developed a prototype system and a few applications(More)
We propose a music-box-type interface, “HomeOrgel”, which can express various activities in the home using sound. Users can also control the volume and content using common methods for controlling a music box: opening the cover and winding the spring. This system helps users look back on past activities in the home using sounds, imitating the recall of(More)
Recently, device toolkits like Arduino have become popular. Although many toolkits have been produced, there are only few toolkits focused on the use in particular situation. In this study, we propose a device toolkit, "CARduino", which is suitable for use in automobiles. The CARduino can solve problems (e.g., mess appearance and unstable fixing methods)(More)
  • 1