CamCutter: Impromptu Vision-Based Cross-Device Application Sharing
Journal article, 2019

As the range of handheld, mobile and desktop devices expands and worldwide demand for collaborative application tools increases, there is a growing need for higher speed impromptu cross-device application sharing to keep up with workplace requirements for on-site or remote collaborations. To address this, we have developed CamCutter, a cross-device interaction technique enabling a user to quickly select and share an application running on another screen using the camera of a handheld device. This technique can accurately identify the targeted application on a display using our adapted computer vision algorithm, system architecture and software implementation, allowing impromptu real-time and synchronized application sharing between devices. For desktop and meeting room set-ups, we performed a technical evaluation, measuring accuracy and speed of migration. For a single-user reading task and a collaborative composition task, we carried out a user study comparing our technique with commercial screen sharing applications. The results of this study showed both higher performance and preference for our system. Finally, we discuss CamCutter's limitations and present insights for future vision-based cross-device application sharing.

mobile interaction

mirroring

real-time image processing

collaboration

device pairing

Author

Takuma Hagiwara

Tohoku University

Kazuki Takashima

Tohoku University

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Yoshifumi Kitamura

Tohoku University

Interacting with Computers

0953-5438 (ISSN)

Vol. 31 6 539-554

Subject Categories

Interaction Technologies

Computer Science

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1093/iwcomp/iwz035

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