PSyBenchScott Brave, Colyn Bulthaup and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 1998


PSyBench is a general platform for creating distributed Tangible Interfaces for collaborative design. Objects on an augmented tabletop are physically synchronized with identical objects on a remote table, allowing distant users to cooperatively manipulate a shared physical space.

PSyBench is a part of the “Tangible Copresence” project which enhances distributed collaboration and communication based on the idea of Tangible Interfaces. The key concept is “Synchronized Distributed Physical Objects.”