Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Interactive Multimedia Technology: Bump Top 3D Desktop on a Touch Screen: Toss Your Photos to your Facebook Icon!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
DIY IR Touch Pad
When 2 shadows are detected (one by each laser), it calculates the XY coordinate of each shadow. Using simple algebra, I will be able to calculate the equation for each line that is created (between laser and shadow), and then find where the 2 lines intersect (where my finger is).
TRKBRD XY Coordinate Success! on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Graphic Tablet integrated Laptop
Bringing portability to the work of professional designers, designer Victor Bivol has developed a laptop concept that integrating a tablet lets the professionals use a heavy graphic tablet on the go, even without disrupting their work.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
ActionScript programmer Peter Kaptein has done some brilliantly creative work to mimic the infamous gestural interface in the film Minority Report using only Flash, a webcam, a printer, and your fingers.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A touch screen display includes a display device, a resistive touch-sensitive overlay disposed on the display device and including a pair of touch-sensor layers separated by a gap, a resistive touch screen controller connected to each of the pair of touch-sensor layers for determining a position of a touch event on the touch-sensitive overlay and a capacitive controller connected to an outer one of the pair of touch-sensor layers for receiving input for determining changes resulting from capacitive coupling with the outer one of the pair of touch-sensor layers.
An electronic device including a device body and a stylus is provided. The device body has a capacitive touch panel. The stylus has a handle and a head. The head is magnetic. The capacitive touch panel is controlled by the stylus through magnetism of the head.
STYLUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE -
CRISTAL (Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in Living spaces) is a extreme simple user interface for controlling multimedia devices and home automation systems.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Key points are expected to include ITO film development for an exclusive electric capacity use, which has not yet been standardized, ITO film development for targeted few makers, and ITO development with outstanding properties regarding few selected applications in order to differentiate product developments from the other makers.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
And this video shows a demo of touch gesture recognition.
Commercially, Elo TouchSystems has introduced a touch screen using Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR), whose sensing technology is similar with that of Tai-Chi.
See also: Tai-Chi – Future Interactive Interface
Monday, August 10, 2009
Fabric Touch Pad
Hannah Perner-Wilson made this soft stroke sensor from some conductive thread and fabric. When the sensor is stroked, the fibers touch each other in a different way than when still, transmitting the signal to a computer or microcontroller.
CMU student Chris Harrison has showed off an acoustic touch gesture recognition technique called scratch input. The idea is very intuitive. When you write something on a surface, it produces a unique acoustic wave (left figure). Therefore, with a microphone and carefully designed pattern recognition software, scratch input detects and recognizes simple touch gestures drawn on any solid surfaces and soft fabrics.
Stane is a similar research work done by researchers at Glasgow university.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
LG recently introduced their new smartphone user interface, called S-Class: one of the nicest smartphone experiences around.
You can experience the emulator, play the 3D game or download the 3D widget at http://sclassui.lgmobile.com
Capacitive sensing can make the digital cups
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
ITO is an essential material to construct touch screens. There are many candidate alternatives - Graphene, ZNT, and CNT. Now, Nickle also wants to challenge ITO.