A Handheld Device for Realtime Spatial Movement, Remote Control and Perspectival Orientation between Physical objects and Digital 3-Dimensional Environments.
The Tangible ViewCube is a handheld interface device designed to enable naturalistic interaction with architectural models and other 3D spaces where mapping of first-person perspective to an analog reference plan is desired.
This invention detects the cartesian coordinates (latitude/longitude) of a handheld device as it is moved over a model, plan or mapped representation of physical space. It then performs real-time digital reconstruction of the handheld device's rotation and bearing, and communicates with software to create a real-time 3D visualization of the physical space/object from the handheld devices point of reference. A virtual perspective or video is then shown on a display screen.