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CONNECTED PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL WHITE BOARDING USING MAGNETIC ROBOTIC MARKERS AND GESTURE RECOGNITION SENSORS

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Publication Date: 2016-Jan-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 41K

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Mani Kesavan: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An integrated physical and virtual white boarding system is provided that uses magnetic robotic sensors and gesture recognitions sensors. This system provides a more natural white boarding and collaboration experience.

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  CONNECTED PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL WHITE BOARDING USING MAGNETIC ROBOTIC MARKERS AND GESTURE RECOGNITION SENSORS

AUTHORS:

 Mani Kesavan Plamen Nedeltchev

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    An integrated physical and virtual white boarding system is provided that uses magnetic robotic sensors and gesture recognitions sensors. This system provides a more natural white boarding and collaboration experience.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

     Physical white boards have been in use for many years. They provide for a natural arrangement for people to stand up and draw and allow others to view the white board.. There are virtual boards which enable doing this from anywhere with a computer. There are benefits for both. One is natural but is not connected and saved, while other is not as natural, but allows for connectivity and storage.

    Smart boards bridge this gap, but require the use of special pens and expensive equipment and are therefore mostly used in "greenfield" deployments. What is needed is a connection between the virtual and physical world which is seamless, easy and natural. Such a solution is presented herein and is referred to as an integrated physical and virtual white boarding system, and is shown in Figure 1 below.

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Figure 1

    The sensor module tracks hand movements and also uses video analytics of pictures that a user draws for accuracy. It then generates a virtual representation of what is on the board in real-time. Hence, everything naturally drawn/erased on the physical board is represented in the virtual copy.

    The magnetic robot reproduces the virtual representation on any connected board. The robot has marker tips at the bottom that deploy and write, as well as an eraser to erase.

    Both the tool sets are connected via Wi-Fi┬« or Bluetooth┬« and send data or receive commands from the white boarding system. The system can support connected physical white boards as w...