Alternative approach to mobile interaction

by George Chetcuti [Published on 9 Nov. 2011 / Last Updated on 9 Nov. 2011]

A wearable system called OmniTouch turns an ordinary surface like a table or the wall in front of you into an interactive multi-touch input device. Researchers Hrvoje Benko and Andrew Wilson from Microsoft, and Chris Harrison from Carnegie Mellon University came up with the prototype that combines a projector which projects the touchscreen onto a close by surface or body part, and a camera which tracks finger movements. The shoulder-worn system may be an alternate approach to mobile interaction leveraging everyday surfaces with no calibration required.
Read more about OmniTouch here:
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=155040

A wearable system called OmniTouch turns an ordinary surface like a table or the wall in front of you into an interactive multi-touch input device. Researchers Hrvoje Benko and Andrew Wilson from Microsoft, and Chris Harrison from Carnegie Mellon University came up with the prototype that combines a projector which projects the touchscreen onto a close by surface or body part, and a camera which tracks finger movements. The shoulder-worn system may be an alternate approach to mobile interaction leveraging everyday surfaces with no calibration required.

Read more about OmniTouch here:

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=155040

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