HandSCAPE : a design of computational measuring system
Author(s)Lee, Jae-Chol, 1968-
Design of computational measuring system
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.
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This thesis introduces HandSCAPE, a computational measuring system that provides designers and workers with a fluid means of bridging physical measuring and three dimensional computer modeling. Using embedded orientation awareness and wireless communication, the HandSCAPE system first captures vector measurements using a digitally augmented tape measure, and then displays in real time the resulting dimensions in three dimensional computer graphics. With efficiency of human-scale interaction using a tangible user interface, prototype systems are applied for specific on-site space planning, packing configuration, and archaeological field excavation in order to give users in the field immediate access to computational information. Underlying technology for custom orientation sensing and simulating three-dimensional graphics, as well as a concept of digitally constructed physical space are described. The success of the second generation of the system is also equipped with configurable parameters to increase the usability.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Media Arts & Sciences, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-86).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.