ETOS electronical tool for object sketching



The concept represents a novel approach to professional digital content creation by implementing new forms of human-machine interaction.

Physical tools and gestures enable a intuitive, direct editing of content without being particularly flexible and precise.
Virtual tools as part of a software, allow flexible and precise editing of content, without beeing very intuitive to use.

The concept is based on the idea of combining the advantages of the manual and virtual tools by creating a novel user- interface.

It should be a professional tool for designers, that blends the familiarity of the pen, the intuition of touch gestures, the ability of a professional workstation and the easiness of a tablet pc.

ETOS combines a digital drawing board with a novel tool of interaction. The pen like tool features primary editing functions, which are represented by the four sides along its horizontal and vertical axis. To access a certain editing function the user simply turns the interaction tool. Secondary functions are accessed by touching the touch sensitive frame oft the drawing board. Fast access of functions is granted by using either one two or three or four fingers.

The drawing board features a foldable cover that also serves as a stand to adjust various pitch angles oft the working area.

The integrated screen delivers stereoscopic 3D Images without 3D glasses. It uses the lenticular lens technology combined with a motion tracking camera. This enables the user to interact with virtual 3D objects using gestures.

Therefore ETOS emphasizes the intuitive and direct editing of digital content without sacrificing precision.