Co-Interactive Table: A New Facility Based on Distributed User Interfaces to Improve Collaborative Meetings

  • Elena de la Guía
  • María D. Lozano
  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
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Co-Interactive Table is an interactive and collaborative system based on an intelligent table that in conjunction with mobile devices and shared spaces provide collaborative tasks with a simple and intuitive gesture, thanks to the combination of technologies such as RFID, Wi-Fi and Web Services. The system implements the concept of Distributed User Interface, providing the ability to distribute the interfaces at the same time and space across multiple monitors, screens and platforms. In this way it facilitates information sharing and solves problems related to the limitations of the screens of mobile devices.


Distributed User Interfaces Collaboration RFID Mobile Devices 



This work has been partially supported by the Spanish CDTI research project CENIT-2008-1019, the CICYT TIN2008-06596-C02-0 project and the regional projects with reference PAI06-0093-8836 and PII2C09-0185-1030. We also would like to thank Mª Dolores Monedero for her collaboration in this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena de la Guía
    • 1
  • María D. Lozano
    • 1
  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Systems DepartmentUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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