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By Andy Smith
At Techfest 2008, Microsoft showed off a touch-screen technology for mobile devices which it developed with Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. Lucid Touch solves some of the problems of small screen devices by allowing the user to hold it with two hands and use their fingers to navigate underneath a transparent screen. This allows for more precise pointing since your fingers won’t cover what you are pointing to onscreen.
You can bring down a menu through this transparent screen. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Photos by Microsoft, text by Andy Smith.
This screen shows your hand in a somewhat distorted manner.
Lucid Touch technology allows you to make bold statements. More than one person can use the screen at a time. Each can be identified with their own color.
One user can operate the front while another operates the back.
Here, playing Warcraft 3, you have units at the touch of your fingers. Two gamers can play each other by simply placing the device between them, like chess.
One hand mapping
For map navigation, users can use one hand gestures to scale or rotate the map.
Rotating the map