Zapzap: A Table-Top Device that Presents the Rough Contents of a Book to Support Book Browsing in Bookstore

  • Masahumi MutaEmail author
  • Soh MasukoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10507)


In this paper, we present the concept, prototype design and implementation of Zapzap, a table-top device that shows the rough contents of a book placed on it. Zapzap is expected to be deployed in bookstores to support customers browsing books. When the user places a book on the display, the system shows keywords, i.e., words often included in the book. When the user taps one of the displayed words, a sentence that includes the selected word is shown. Zapzap aims to present the atmosphere of a book without spoiling its story.


Table-top Book E-book Shopping Entertainment computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc., Rakuten Crimson HouseSetagaya-kuJapan

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