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VersaPen: An Adaptable, Modular and Multimodal I/O Pen

Abstract : While software often allows user customization, most physical devices remain mainly static. We introduce VersaPen, an adaptable, multimodal, hot-pluggable pen for expanding input capabilities. Users can create their own pens by stacking different input/output modules that define both the look and feel of the customized device. VersaPen offers multiple advantages. Allowing in-place interaction, it reduces hand movements and avoids cluttering the interface with menus and palettes. It also enriches interaction by providing multimodal capabilities, as well as a mean to encapsulate virtual data into physical modules which can be shared by users to foster collaboration. We present various applications to demonstrate how VersaPen enables new interaction techniques.
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Marc Teyssier, Gilles Bailly, Éric Lecolinet. VersaPen: An Adaptable, Modular and Multimodal I/O Pen. CHI EA '17 - Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2017, Denver, United States. pp.2155 - 2163, ⟨10.1145/3027063.3053159⟩. ⟨hal-01521565⟩

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