Exploring archaeological artifacts in Stater 360² through physical and multitouch interaction with a double rotating gimbal.
Stater 360² is an interactive installation that supports exploring artifacts through physical and multitouch interaction with a double rotating gimbal (i.e., a noninstrumented disk that can dynamically rotate around two axes). While the user manipulates the disk, the system uses a projector to visualize a display upon it. A depth camera is used to estimate the pose of the surface and multiple simultaneous fingertip contacts upon it. The estimates are transformed into meaningful user input, availing both fingertip contact and disk pose information.
Two different applications are currently available for the system:
(a) presentation of coin collection and
(b) presentation of three dimensional artifacts.
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