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Immersive input devices

In the SmartSketches project modelling techniques are developed suitable for creating and modifying free-form surfaces in 3D space using commercially available virtual environment systems together with innovative use of calligraphic/immersive devices to meet designers' requirements.

Barskidesign is responsible for the product design development of the 3 D tools. This includes the 3 D Pen called "Cyberstilo", a 3 D Mouse called "CyberStone", a PIP (an personal interactive panel) and a Tapefinger. In the 1st stage we developed a system of different 3 D tools, easy to understand and easy to handle, with a family character and from technical side with less different parts for various applications and easy production. The creative work starts with analysis, sketches and foam model making in scale

1:1. various user tests at Fraunhofer IGD were the requirement for the detailing design stage, construction and the rapid prototyping of the tools. The cyberstilo was the first working prototype with all functionalities, presented at the EUROMOLD in Frankfurt, December 2003 and at the CEBIT March 2004 in Hanover.

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