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Whiteboard sharing: capture, process, and print or email
Author(s): Michael Gormish; Berna Erol; Daniel G. Van Olst; Tim Li; Andrea Mariotti
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Paper Abstract

Whiteboards support face to face meetings by facilitating the sharing of ideas, focusing attention, and summarizing. However, at the end of the meeting participants desire some record of the information from the whiteboard. While there are whiteboards with built-in printers, they are expensive and relatively uncommon. We consider the capture of the information on a whiteboard with a mobile phone, improving the image quality with a cloud service, and sharing the results. This paper describes the algorithm for improving whiteboard image quality, the user experience for both a web widget and a smartphone application, and the necessary adaptations for providing this as a web service. The web widget, and mobile apps for both iPhone and Android are currently freely available, and have been used by more than 50,000 people.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7879, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II, 78790D (7 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872162
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Gormish, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Berna Erol, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Daniel G. Van Olst, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Tim Li, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Andrea Mariotti, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7879:
Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II
Qian Lin; Jan P. Allebach; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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