“Sheaf on sheet: a concept of tangible interface for browsing on a flexible e-paper”

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    Sheaf on sheet: a concept of tangible interface for browsing on a flexible e-paper

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    We propose a tangible interface which uses flip and flex actions on an e-paper by a user of an e-book. The user can have much more natural feeling that they are reading a “book” on an e-paper compared to current e-books that depend on button interfaces since he/she uses the same kinds of actions on a book. Our prototype consists from bend sensors attached to a flexible plastic sheet, a small LCD monitor, a speaker, and softwares on a PC. A user’s page-turning motions, such as “curl and flip,” “flick through,” and “rub and pick up,” are converted to the number of pages to flip. The number is sent to an e-book software to present an animation and the sound to show page flips.

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    1. Amazon.com, “Kindle,” http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/B000FI73MA
    2. Apple, “iPod Touch,” http://www.apple.com/jp/ipodtouch/
    3. FlipViewer, E-Book Systems, http://www.ebooksystems.co.jp/products/FV.php
    4. E-ink corporation, “Flexible Displays,” http://www.eink.com/technology/flexible.html
    5. M. Back et al., “Listen Reader: an electronically augmented paper-based book,” Proc. of SIGCHI, pp. 23–29, 2001


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