Pervasive Information through Constant Personal Projection: The Ambient Mobile Pervasive Display (AMP-D)

The vision of pervasive ambient information displays which show relevant information has not yet come true. One of the main reasons is the limited number of available displays in the environment which is a fundamental requirement of the original vision. We introduce the concept of an Ambient Mobile Pervasive Display (AMP-D) which is a wearable projector system that constantly projects an ambient information display in front of the user. The floor display provides serendipitous access to public and personal information. The display is combined with a projected display on the user’s hand, forming a continuous interaction space that is controlled by hand gestures. The paper introduces this novel device concept, discusses its interaction design, and explores its advantages through various implemented application examples. Furthermore, we present the AMP-D prototype which illustrates the involved challenges concerning hardware, sensing, and visualization.

Implementation and Use Cases


Selected Press


New Scientist


Süddeutsche Zeitung,,, WiWo, Uni Ulm, Der Deutsche Innovationspreis

DiscoveryNews, Motherboard, AboutProjectors, PicoProjectorInfo

TV & Daily Press

NDR DAS! (03.03.2014), NHK (Japanese)

Süddeutsche Zeitung (18.02.2014), Stuttgarter Zeitung, 7Days (Dutch newspaper)


<link in mi institut mi-mitarbeiter mi-ehemalige-mitarbeiter cw internal-link>Christian Winkler

<link in mi institut mi-mitarbeiter dd internal-link>David Dobbelstein

<link in mi institut mi-mitarbeiter enrico-rukzio internal-link>Enrico Rukzio


Winkler, Christian; Seifert, Julian; Dobbelstein, David; Rukzio, Enrico Pervasive Information through Constant Personal Projection: The Ambient Mobile Pervasive Display (AMP-D) Proc. of CHI 2014 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), ACM, 10 pages, Honorable Mention Award April 2014