Dynamic Tagging for Microsoft Surface

Paul H. Dietz and Benjamin Eidelson
Microsoft Surface is distinguished among commercial multi-touch systems by its ability to interact with tagged objects. In this work, we examine a new class of tagged objects where the tag is dynamic—it changes in response to some sensed variable. As an example, a drinking glass is described which can sense when a refill should be offered. The glass is completely passive, containing no electronic components or moving parts, and works with an unmodified Microsoft Surface.


This paper appeared at TEI2009.
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