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Integrating Point and Touch for Interaction with Digital Tabletop Displays
September/October 2006 (vol. 26 no. 5)
pp. 28-35
J. Karen Parker, University of British Columbia
Regan L. Mandryk, Dalhousie University
Kori M. Inkpen, Dalhousie University
TractorBeam is a hybrid point-touch interaction technique for tabletop computer displays that seamlessly combines remote pointing and local touch. Results from studies investigating its use for target selection, docking, and puzzle tasks give some positive results, but further tests on its usefulness in collaborative activities are necessary.

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Index Terms:
tabletop displays, interaction techniques, large screen displays, remote pointing, human-computer interaction, input, pen-based input
J. Karen Parker, Regan L. Mandryk, Kori M. Inkpen, "Integrating Point and Touch for Interaction with Digital Tabletop Displays," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 28-35, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.110
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