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Paint Your Own Touchscreen Computer Interface On Any Surface

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How would you like to create your own interactive computer interface on any surface by ‘painting’ it with a hand gesture? That would basically mean the whole world could be an interactive touchscreen in a sense. There has been a lot of innovation lately when it comes to gesture-controlled devices, and this is one looks the most intriguing. It uses a system called WorldKit which allows you to instantly create a computer interface without being connected to any hardware.

It’s definitely an interesting idea, and it’s like something straight out of Star Trek. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed this system which is based on a depth camera and projector. Imagine creating a computer interface for your television remote control on your coffee table or sofa for example. You could do that with a simple hand swipe.

According to these researchers, the projectors are key, and they are what make the entire room interactive. These aren’t just basic computer interfaces either. Imagine being able to make a hand gesture to put a calendar on the wall. Other people in the room could walk up to the calendar and flip the pages.

 

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That looks pretty cool.


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Curse you Yiff for making my mind go into the gutter in what I'd want to do with such tech!....

 

I'm now expecting the Xbox 720 to do this at some point if MS is paying attention.


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It would be cool if this was applied to next gen consoles. Instead of needing a device that gives you a touch screen in the controller, an entire game map and inventory screen can be projected right onto a coffee table. That would be awesome.


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