Project Zanzibar: A Portable and Flexible Tangible Interaction Platform

@article{Villar2018ProjectZA,
  title={Project Zanzibar: A Portable and Flexible Tangible Interaction Platform},
  author={Nicolas Villar and Daniel Cletheroe and Greg Saul and Christian Holz and Tim Regan and Oscar Salandin and Misha Sra and Hui-Shyong Yeo and William Field and Haiyan Zhang},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
We present Project Zanzibar: a flexible mat that can locate, uniquely identify and communicate with tangible objects placed on its surface, as well as sense a user's touch and hover hand gestures. We describe the underlying technical contributions: efficient and localised Near Field Communication (NFC) over a large surface area; object tracking combining NFC signal strength and capacitive footprint detection, and manufacturing techniques for a rollable device form-factor that enables… 

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