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Microsoft wants you to multitouch everything

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

Previously the editor of PCFormat and T3, Nic is a wordsmith by day and a web developer by night. Or is that the other way round? He has been the managing editor of Stuff's print version for several years and is now the digital publisher, leading the web, mobile and app evolution of your favourite mag.

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