The D-Sign team worked with InTransit BC to create a prototype of a simple intuitive system that will provide interactive signage for commuters travelling through Sky Train stations. Using motion tracking and gesture recognition, it will trigger content ranging from way-finding maps to advertising.
The D-Sign team is creating an integrated system with some unique hardware, software and behavioral challenges. The system needs to be reliable, easy to use, and vandal proof. It also needs to respond to Vancouver’s diverse public transit ridership. The project is an exciting example of the next evolution in the human/computer relationship, as invisible computational webs replace mice and keyboards and become embedded in our everyday environments.
Some members of this team went on to form start-up company D-Sign Touchless Interactive Systems.