InfoStick: An interaction device for inter-appliance computing

N. Kohtake, J. Rekimoto, Y. Anzai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

20 Citations (Scopus)


Many electric appliances have recently become network reachable, and we would receive better services from them if we could use them in combination. We have therefore developed a new hand-held interaction device called “InfoStick” that serves as an “information carrier” for these appliances. For example, a user can “pick up” TV program information from a web browser and “drop” it into a VCR deck, just like moving a physical object from one place to another. Using attached visual markers, the InfoStick identifies information appliances or other physical objects and gives an appropriate choice of action to the user. This paper explains the design and implementation of the InfoStick as well as several potential applications using this device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandheld and Ubiquitous Computing - 1st International Symposium, HUC 1999, Proceedings
EditorsHans-W. Gellersen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540665501, 9783540665502
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 1999 Sept 271999 Sept 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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