|Contact:|| Rosemary W. Stevens
CHI 2010 Press Coordinator
Ace Public Relations, Palo Alto
+1 (650) 494-2800
For Immediate Release:
SKINPUT: Human Body Touch Screen Debuts at Computer-Human Interaction Conference
ATLANTA, GA (March 23, 2010) -- Skinput is a novel, non-invasive technology that appropriates the human body for acoustic transmission and allows the skin to be used as an input surface. Research findings on this always available, naturally portable, on-body finger input system will be presented at the next ACM Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference, CHI 2010 (www.chi2010.org).
Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface will be presented by Chris Harrison of Carnegie Mellon University and Desney Tan and Dan Morris of Microsoft Research on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.“Appropriating the human body as an input device is appealing not only because we have roughly two square meters of external surface area, but also because much of it is easily accessible,” notes Desney Tan. “Furthermore, proprioception our sense of how our body is configured in three-dimensional space allows us to accurately interact with our bodies in an eyes-free manner.”
The annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction (www.chi2010.org) is the premier worldwide forum for exchanging information on all aspects of how people interact with computers. CHI 2010 is April 10-15, in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. It offers two days of pre-conference workshops and four days of dynamic sessions that explore the future of computer-human interaction with researchers, practitioners, educators and students.
More than 2000 professionals from over 40 countries are expected at this year’s conference, which marks 28 years of research, innovation and development of the Computer-Human Interaction community. CHI 2010 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI). Organizations contributing to the financial support of the conference include Google, Inc.; Microsoft Corp.; the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Yahoo! Inc.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (www.sigchi.org) is the world’s largest association of professionals in the research and practice of computer-human interaction. SIGCHI serves as a forum for ideas on how people communicate and interact with computer systems. This interdisciplinary group of computer scientists, software engineers, psychologists, interaction designers, graphic designers, sociologists, and anthropologists is committed to designing useful, usable technology which has the potential to transform individual lives. SIGCHI has more than 60 local chapters for HCI professionals across five continents, publishes the SIGCHI Bulletin quarterly, and co-sponsors conferences and workshops to advance the field of computer-human interaction.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.