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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Nicholas John
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-29T23:08:56Z
dc.date.available2012-10-29T23:08:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3978
dc.description.abstractIndustry has been heavily pushing for new methods of human-computer interaction in the last several years and this has seen many different technologies move into the mainstream, from infrared sensors[1] and z-cameras[2] to touch screens[3]. Because touch screens are a more mature and developed technology they provide an ideal platform for mainstream technology development, but their level of interactiveness is limited, and these limitations must be overcome or compensated for with clever interface design. In this thesis, a solution to these inherent limitations in touch screen interface design is proposed by augmenting the touch screens interaction capabilities with one or two cameras to enable a near touch user experience on top of the standard touch screen. This offers flexibility in system design (the near touch is implemented as an extra layer, and can be activated only if present) as well as providing an inexpensive solution. Several Image processing algorithms relevant to this task are also discussed and their implementation evaluated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectHuman-computer interactionen
dc.subjectUser interfacesen
dc.subjectTouch screenen
dc.subjectTouchscreenen
dc.subjectImage processingen
dc.subjectComputer algorithmsen
dc.subjectUser interface designen
dc.titleA near touch user interface for touch screen based systems : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectronics and Computer Systems Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Engineering (M.E.)en


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