C-Band: A Flexible Ring Tag System for Camera-Based User Interface

  • Kento Miyaoku
  • Anthony Tang
  • Sidney Fels
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4563)


This paper proposed a new visual tag system for enhancing real world media interaction using handheld camera devices. This paper also described performance evaluations of the prototype, and its applications. C-Band is based on a ring with a color pattern code. A C-Band tag can provide a self-contained URL, and is flexible enough to allow various aesthetic designs for the tag’s surface. Furthermore, the tag’s structure is useful for building interactive techniques. Taken together, these features suggest that C-Band is an effective method to build various attractive camera-based media interactions.


Visual Tag Color-Difference Signal Camera Mobile Terminal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kento Miyaoku
    • 1
  • Anthony Tang
    • 2
  • Sidney Fels
    • 2
  1. 1.NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories, NIPPON TELEPHON AND TELEGRAPH, 1-1 hikarinooka Yokosuka-shi KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada

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