Using physical books as interfaces to digital displays

Georgios Bairaktaris, Brice Le Borgne, Sirpa Nordman, Samuli Yrjänä, Vikram Turkani, Rudresh Gosh, Vahid Akhavan, Peter Bagge, Timo Turpela, David M. Frohlich, Radu A. Sporea

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A new form of interaction with digital displays is described, using the pages and binding of a physical book as the interface. This leads to a form of augmented book, or a-book, which can seamlessly trigger multimedia content on a nearby device using embedded light, pressure or touch sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1162
Number of pages4
JournalDigest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event57th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, Display Week, 2020: Online - Virtual
Duration: 3 Aug 20207 Aug 2020


  • A-book
  • Augmented paper
  • Photosensor
  • Physical-digital interaction
  • User interfaces


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