Microsoft wants you to multitouch everything


Microsoft researchers have come up with a Wearable Multitouch Projector which is designed to allow multitouch applications on any surface. The gadget at present consists of a shoulder-mounted depth-sensing camera (which looks to be a modified Kinect unit) and a pico-projector that can turn just about any surface into a touchscreen.

According to Microsoft, “Foremost, on such surfaces–without calibration–Wearable Multitouch Interaction provides capabilities similar to those of a mouse or a touchscreen: X and Y locations in 2-D interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide variety of interactions.”

Researchers believe that the unwieldy shoulder-mounted unit can be miniaturised in future, opening up touch-screens to a much wider range of uses.

Source: Microsoft via Engadget


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