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An inclusive interface for future spatial computing.


The future of digital world is becoming increasingly exclusive with floating AR interfaces and gesture-controlled devices. Dots empowers disabled people to enjoy a full control with Mixed Reality and Internet of Things by designing their own interactions based on their unique body condition.

Access to digital information is an important right in our society, as it defines if one can integrate into society and get away from “digital exclusion”. However, the future form of digital interaction is becoming increasingly exclusive.

As the world is entering this hand-gesture controlled future, we realized that it will be extremely hard to accommodate disabled people. Moreover, the machine-learning also failed under this circumstances due to the lack of datasets. While we may use thousands of people’s hand-motion videos to train one model, it is almost impossible to find two people with exactly the same form of disabilities. Disability is often highly individual, which is not reflected in machine learning. Can we imagine requiring an upper limb amputee to use HoloLens?

So we designed Dots.

Dots is an inclusive interface for future spatial computing. It empowers disabled people to design their way to interact with future technologies based on their body conditions. Everyone can enjoy the full control of any spatial interfaces in Mixed Reality and Internet of Things by using Dots.

Dots provides everyone with the same rights to hug the future.

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We are an interdisciplinary team from Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. We aim to eliminate 'digital exclusion' and provide everyone with the same access to enter the future.