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Thursday, November 24, 2011

OmniTouch turns any surface into multitouch touchscreen

Touchscreens are rather popular nowadays, as well as motion control devices such as Kinect, but what do you get when you combine those two technologies into one?

Microsoft and the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute have decided to team up, and they have made a new device called OmniTouch that can turn any surface into a touchscreen. OmniTouch is a device comprised out of picoprojector and a 3D scanner similar to the Kinect, and
in order to use it, you have to wear it on your shoulder. This device is capable of tracking your finger position in air, and it can detect whenever you press a “button” on any surface. We also have to mention that OmniTouch comes with a multitouch user interface that works with any surface such as walls, tables, or even your hands.
OmniTouch is a revolutionary device that easily turns any surface in touchscreen, but we doubt that we’ll see OmniTouch in stores anytime soon.
[via TechCrunch]


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