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Multitouch technologies that touch our real world with virtual interactivity





Today we live in the world of technological innovations that touch our life everyday and propel us forward into the age where gadgets and electronics rule the roost when it comes to assisting in everyday tasks. More than that the new interactive technologies give us a whole lot to think and explore various avenues that they open up for us no matter which electronic gadget or service we are using. First came touchscreen interface technologies that completely changed the complexion of our interactivity with virtual as well as real time environment, but then came multi-touch interfaces which completely took the world by the storm. Multi-touch interfaces have become so popular these days that we are always looking for a multi-touch interface to satisfy our technology taste buds.

Whether it is a restaurant, bar, touchscreen TV’s, multi-touch screen laptops or even tablet PC’s the tech savvy customer these days’ wants a gadget that is very easy to operate and has ultra-smooth touch gestures. This obsession with multi-touch has spread beyond the cozy confines of our home and people these days want to visit technology laden places where never before seen multi-touch interfaces are as common as seeing a smartphone in the hands of every second commuter on streets. So what are the latest multi-touch innovations that look to change the way we interact with our environment, let’s have a look at some of the latest ones.

# Interactive Starry Night:

Developed by Vincent Van Gosh and transformed into a digitally interactive interface courtesy Petros Vrellis (Greek digital artist and electrical engineer) the Starry Night interface (link: http://vimeo.com/36466564 ) is awe-inspiring. The system is accompanied by a MIDI interface which provides a very smooth ambient tone to assist the multi-touch input by the user. All you have to do is drag your finger on the screen and the patterns will change as if you have set colors on motion in the night sky. Have a look at the video demonstration below to learn more.

Video: http://vimeo.com/36466564

# Flatfrog Multitouch 3200

Next up in line is the whooping Flatfrog multi-touch 3200 which is deemed to be the slimmest multi-touch screen having the smoothest interface you can ever imagine. Having an amazing 40 touch in any given instance of time and dragging instances also around 40, the multi-touch screen is something that is never seen before. Have a look at the video given below and you’ll know for yourself what this interactive interface is all about.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3E6Rvx9M_8

# Multi-touch skin surface

Image: http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/Displax_1.jpg

Known as DISPLAX Multitouch Technology and one of its kind so far, it has been developed based on polymer film which is even thinner than paper and also transparent. It extends the capabilities of interactive formats as it can be applied to flat or curved surfaces.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVr_MhbIJAI

The surface is so interactive that even if you blow air onto its surface there will be a viable input for the screen which has capability for detecting up to 16 multi-touch instances in a given point of time.

Link: http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/Displax_1.jpg

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