Multitouch is dead – long live 3D gesture computing

The MIT Lab has shown off a new kind of display that not only is capable of the usual multitouch functions, but also recognizes gestures in front of the device like we know from minority report.

Pretty cool I say – still a bit slow in the video, but already pretty awesome for a prototype.

found here


3 Responses to Multitouch is dead – long live 3D gesture computing

  1. Haruspex says:

    I hate hyperbolic titles…

    This is a cool tech, rightly tagged. However, it still falls in with the rest of the decades of criticism for touch-screen devices: over long periods of time your arms get tired. Doug Engelbart discussed this in his “Mother of all Demos” all the way back in 1968. At best, this sort of thing is an expensive and complicated toy. I hope these ideas are merged into something with usability in mind in the near future. The tech has a future, just not as it appears here.

    On a side note, I would be interested in seeing how people reacted with the zoom being reversed. That is, when you move your hand in, the object becomes larger, and vice versa.

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