Microsoft's Kinect Puts a 'touch screen' on Any Surface

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Ubi has worked to develop the software with more than 50 organizations and is now accepting orders for purchase. Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses and can provide teachers and instructors with an affordable way to easily display their lessons and navigate around with ease. Once can just imagine the possibilities. Formally just a simple prototype invented by Ubi and using a Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor, the technology has finally made it to beta and is now on sale. The Kinect system works natively with the Windows touch-screen interface, meaning the icons can be clicked by touch and photos can be zoomed in and out of using multi-touch gestures. Because of the 3D mapping of Kinect, the system is able to tell when users have made a full click, rather than just hovering their fingers above the screen; this allows users to flick through pages or scroll around, without selecting items with each movement. Read all about it here.



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