FlashLight: optical communication between mobile phones and interactive tabletops

  title={FlashLight: optical communication between mobile phones and interactive tabletops},
  author={Tobias Hesselmann and Niels Henze and Susanne Boll},
Mobile phones can be used as mediators between users and interactive tabletops in several scenarios, including authentication and the sharing of information. Existing radio-based methods such as WiFi or Bluetooth offer a high-speed communication channel, but have serious limitations regarding the tabletop-phone-human interaction. They are not able to locate mobile phones placed on the surface, often require fairly complex coupling procedures for establishing connections, and are potentially… CONTINUE READING
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