Now ‘Touch Any Surface’ instead of ‘Touch Screen’
Microsoft is about to reveal a technology OmniTouch screen that would transform any surface into a touch-operated system very soon.
There is a lot of space available in the world that can be used. So why confine to small spaces like smart phones or tablets? This new Microsoft touch screen enables you to use smooth and efficient feature at surface to give commands. You would think how the surface would accept your commands without any machine in it. It won’t, of course.
The system will use a combination of a projector and a camera. You would see the content on the surface through the projector, and your hand movements would be captured by the camera in the system. That’s it.
Wasn’t that simple? No, it isn’t as simple as it sounds. It was extremely difficult for the company to come up with this system after an in-depth Microsoft Research. Some of the major challenges were make the system identify the finger, taking commands from a screen that doesn’t have any censors and displaying everything clearly on the surface. But Microsoft overcame these challenges, and it will very soon release this new system.
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