“This is the curved screen in our reality center of the University of Groningen. We just finished building our own touch detection for it.
We used six Optitrack v120 slim camera’s which have a good sensitivity for infrared light. We used 16 cheap infrared emitters (the kind used for security systems) with a total of 1000 LED’s.
The touch detection software runs on three old computers each with two camera’s connected. One extra computer combines the output from the detection computers and send event data to our main visualization system.
This way we have (even using the old computers) enough processing power to be able to run the detection software at 60Hz and with a latency between 30 ms and 50 ms. It can detect without any problem 100 different touches at any time (more is possible, but it becomes slower)

We used a modified version of Community Core Vision (CCV) 1.4 (nuigroup.com) (modified so it can do two camera’s on one computer).
The communication protocol is preferable TUIO (tuio.org) and we did install Multi-touch Vista (multitouchvista.codeplex.com), which translates TUIO events to WM_TOUCH events for windows 7.
The demos you see in the video are from Multitouch for Java(tm) MT4J (mt4j.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page)­. The part where the wizards are throwing fireballs at each other is using msafluid (project home is at msavisuals.com/msafluid ).

The curved screen itself is consist of a 3 mm dark acrylic layer, coated with a diffuser on the front. Illumination is from behind using six full hd Barco projectors.
The cameras and the ir-leds are also located behind the screen.”

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Posted in Interactive, Multi-touch at February 28th, 2011.

Now not only can you talk about your iphone and the new apps but you can show them off

Posted in Interactive, iPhone, Multi-touch, Touch table at January 27th, 2011.

Nothing new but its worth looking at it again. Only a prototype but the concept of combining your screen and your desk work space into one has always been a dream for most computer users that spend endless hours on them.

more info on this desk and what went into it, BendDesk


Posted in Concept Design, Gadgets, Interactive, Multi-touch, projection, Touch table at December 10th, 2010.

More about this screen

Posted in Interactive, Multi-touch, projection at November 24th, 2010.

Now i don’t know how real this is… but im looking into it.
If its real, WOW!

More here at Tableconnect.co.cc

Posted in Gadgets, iPhone, Multi-touch, Touch table at November 5th, 2010.

Looking at projects that we have completed where subjects are interlinked i think of Liliesleave.
Just think if you had game cards of every person that was part of the farm and when you drop it down it would show you all the details about that person but also if another user pop down a card it would show the relation, if there is any. Another cool idea is card games or object activation games like in “bakugan“, “pokemon” even “Dungeons and dragons” …

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Posted in Installations, Interactive, Multi-touch at October 20th, 2010.

Mullti touch DJ’ing decks… I want one. Lets get Dj Roger Goode up in this place.

by Traktor

by GERG WERK

Posted in Design, G/UI, Gadgets, Installations, Interactive, Multi-touch at October 8th, 2010.

“This is a new design concept created for the person driven by culinary curiosity using new technology without removing the essence of cooking. Electrolux has developed a kitchen concept where we keep in touch with our human values and where innovation is only a tool for performance. Electrolux wants the kitchen to assist the user. However the user has to be a part of the process.” – Electrolux

Posted in Concept Design, Interactive, Multi-touch at June 8th, 2010.

Soon we will design for “print”.

More info

Posted in Design, Gadgets, Interactive, Multi-touch at January 11th, 2010.

It’s like Wii projection :P

Posted in Installations, Interactive, Multi-touch at January 11th, 2010.