Microsoft Research reveals futuristic Kinect interface tech

Turn any surface into a touch panel with Kinect and a projector

Microsoft Research has revealed an amazing new experiment that uses Kinect and a clever projector to turn any surface into an interactive touch-based interface.


As you'll see in the demo video below, the new Omnitouch system lets the user operate a virtual touch panel on anything from their arm or hand to a wall or desk in front of them.

What's really interesting is how a panel can be assigned to a moving object and the system automatically adjusts the projection to stay with the object.

It detects multi-point touch and can even use multiple surfaces at ones. No more reading - just watch and want one...

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[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]