A Tuple-Space based Middleware for Collaborative Tangible User Interfaces
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Proceedings of WETICE '07, IEEE Press
Several approaches have been made to establish a
generic middleware for tangible user interfaces (TUI).
They target toward the independence of application
domains as well as flexibility in terms of the deployed
sensor technology. For collaboration support TUIs
have to allow the spatial distribution, asynchronous
activities, and the dynamic modification of the TUI
infrastructure, to name the most prominent ones. In
this paper we present a framework approach based on
the LINDA tuple space concept to meet these
requirements. The implemented TUIpist framework
deploys arbitrary sensor technology for any type of
application and actuators in distributed environments.
We demonstrate a use case, in order to proof the
concept in actual work settings, and to demonstrate the
adaptability of the approach.