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Oct 18, 2011

OmniTouch Projection Interface Makes the World Your Touchscreen


Sometimes you just want to make notes on your forearm. Put that permanent marker down though, because PhD student Chris Harrison at Microsoft Research have created a new system that allows touchscreen interaction on hairy and uneven surfaces. It uses a short-range depth camera instead of the infrared sensor we've seen on similar devices, which allows it to gauge the viewing angle and other characteristics of surfaces being used -- and it can even handle pinch-to-zoom.
 
 

3 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is a pretty cool concept I have to admit. Would probably have to wait a few years for a really efficient model to come out though I guess so I'll leave things for now.

Kid Shuffle said...

crazy!

Phil Hong said...

omg...this is...amazing!!!
The future is near!!