Tablet tennis for 3

Expected to be at the open sessions at Ubicomp 2006: Table Tennis for Three by Floyd Mueller, Martin R. Gibbs, Bo Kampmann Walther and Matt Adcock:

Table tennis provides a healthy exercise and is also a social past-time for play-ers of all ages across the world. However, players have to be co-located in order to play, and only 2 or 4 players can play at the same time. We are presenting a design concept of a table tennis game playable by three players who are in three different locations, connected with a videoconference augmented with a novel game-play. It is aimed at achieving similar benefits known from co-located table tennis such as providing a health benefit and bringing people together to socialize.