Siftables: using sensor networks to improve human-computer interaction

David Merrill, a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, gave a talk on the latest research project that he and his colleagues have been working on: Siftables.

Siftables are independent, compact devices with sensing, graphical display, and wireless communication capabilities. They can be physically manipulated as a group to interact with digital information and media. Siftables can be used to implement any number of gestural interaction languages and HCI applications.

Siftables: using sensor networks to improve human-computer interaction