Polyapton

Polyapton

A very large interactive screen that can be used by several visitors who wish to explore multifaceted information on a subject at the same time.

Polyapton is a very large interactive screen that can be used by several visitors who wish to explore multifaceted information on a subject at the same time. The system’s special multi-touch screen recognizes the touch of many fingers or hands, but also specific objects, at the same time. Visitors can ‘scroll’ across the image and focus on points of interest with multimedia information by touching them, zoom in on details with the use of a cardboard magnifying lens, while an infrared torch displays a modern rendition of the painting.

In addition to multi-touch, the system supports interaction using three props:

(a) a “magic wand”, i.e., a stick with an IR led;

(b) a magnifying glass made of white cardboard; and

(c) an IR flashlight

The system can be used in any cultural heritage or commercial context.

Publications

Grammenos, D., Zabulis, X., Michel, D., Padeleris, P., Sarmis, T., Georgalis, G., Koutlemanis, P., Tzevanidis, K., Argyros, A.A., Sifakis, M., Adam-Veleni, P., Stephanidis, C. (2012). Macedonia from Fragments to Pixels: A permanent exhibition of interactive systems at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. In Marinos Ioannides; Dieter Fritsch; Johanna Leissner; Rob Davies; Fabio Remondino & Rossella Caffo, ed., 'EuroMed' , Springer, , pp. 602-609. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-34234-9_62


Grammenos D., Zabulis X., Michel D., Sarmis T., Georgalis G., Tzevanidis K., Argyros A, A., Stephanidis C. (2011). Design and Development of Four Prototype Interactive Edutainment Exhibits for Museums. In Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Universal access in human-computer interaction: context diversity - Volume Part III (UAHCI'11), Constantine Stephanidis (Ed.), Vol. Part III. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 173-182. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-21666-4_20


Michel, D., Argyros, A. A., Grammenos, D., Zabulis, X. C., & Sarmis, T. (2009). Building a multi-touch display based on computer vision techniques. In Proceedings of the IAPR Conference on Machine Vision and Applications (MVAΆ09), Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Japan. 74-77. http://users.ics.forth.gr/~zabulis/2009_05_mva_smartboard.pdf