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Stimulate your senses with multi-touch screen interface technology


I was checking out a news story this morning about the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference in Monterey, CA, and I came across some wicked multi-touch screen interface technology developed by Jeff Han (as seen in the video above). When I clicked through to Jeff Han's Web site, I found several other amazing video clips of projects that Han undertook with the help of his New York University colleagues. If you enjoy the Multi-Touch Interaction Research video as much as I did, I recommend that you pop on over to Han's site and view the other videos.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

2 comments
ralphclark
ralphclark

The astute may notice that this type of technology is a prerequisite for the "LCARS" computer interface designed by Michael Okuda for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Obviously most of the applications shown in the video here do require a fairly large screen and that is really the only barrier to adoption since modern client OS already support touchscreen interfaces. A multi-touch driver could easily be added to Windows Vista, Mac OSX and Linux. Considering the rate at which large high def LCD prices are dropping - and the difficulties and limitation involved in producing worthwhile 3D display. Multi-touch-oriented interfaces will therefore be the next Big Thing in display technology after OLED matures. If I had to guess, I would say that it will probably be available for mass market consumer applications at some point between 3 years from now, and the launch of Windows Vista's successor. The display industry needs this to happen in order not to stagnate.

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

This one is computer,hardware(prototyping),software,audio,video,and graphics engineering.He's writing software right on the spot and that's his original music and voice.

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