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CMU Researchers Create Multitouch Surface Anywhere 81

tekgoblin writes "In a joint effort between Microsoft and the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute, a new interface has been born. The new interface is usable on any surface, including notebooks, tables, walls and body parts. The UI is completely multitouch and worn on the shoulder, which will turn any surface you are pointing at into a usable workspace by the combination of a projector and a 3D modeling device similar to the Kinect."
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CMU Researchers Create Multitouch Surface Anywhere

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  • by angel'o'sphere ( 80593 ) on Tuesday October 18, 2011 @08:10AM (#37748508) Journal

    real problem is that it doesn't really make the computer output any better from the individual. like the minority report ui. sure it would be nice to watch some hot babe use it.. but it's an awful, awful ui for doing the work.

    You say that based on what experiece?
    I'm working in a "data center" right now.
    Most people here have a desk that can be "lifted" so you can work with your computer while standing. Everyone has 2 or more screens.
    Everyone is more or less working on the production environment, the prelife/preproduction environment and the UAT environment.
    Besides the actuall doing, which is ofc done basically in bash, we use dozens of monitoring tools.
    If you ever had seen a battlefield simulation or operation controllers using modern disaster survilance systems you would talk different ;D

    I can immagine lots of usefull interactions and visualizations in software development ...

    Sure, an office worker typing leters might not need it.

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