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Microsoft's OmniTouch Is 'Touch Screen' for Any Surface

Microsoft's OmniTouch Is 'Touch Screen' for Any Surface - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Microsoft's OmniTouch Is 'Touch Screen' for Any Surface - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Microsoft has developed a wearable system that allows projection screens on everyday surfaces, including the palm of your hand, named OmniTouch, according to a CNET report.

The technology combines a laser-based pico projector and depth-sensing camera, the latter not unlike Microsoft’s Kinect camera for the Xbox 360, says CNET. But it is modified to work at short range.

This technology has been years in the making according to Ph.D student Chris Harrison, a researcher during the project. Developers had challenges in getting the system to define what fingers look like and defining surfaces for touch interactions.

The breakthrough is set to be unveiled in October 2012 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s 24th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.

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