Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader – Books at Your Fingertips

Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader could be truly a wise substitute to paperback book. This gennext electronic book reader concept has several exciting features to look out for. This gadget allows page-turning gesture, which in turn helps in producing power required to update an e-paper display. Electronic Book Reader gets cognitive, mechanical and digital feedback with the help of the page-turning gestures.

Looking for the meaning of that unfamiliar word will not be too hard with this unique design. Updating your vocabulary will not be a difficult task while using Bibliofile. The device supports various applications including dictionary. The electronic book’s active reading margin enables its user to use useful applications, and thus makes the device more user-friendly. A user can also play interesting word games on Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader.

If you are obsessed with books, you can have a collection of your all time favorite books at your fingertips with Bibliofile. The model’s capacitive touch-screen and e-paper display play the main role in providing soothing reading experience. The device could be manipulated with the use of a stylus. Apart from using stylus, the device can be used comfortably with fingers. How about immediately taking notes with stylus while reading text?

The flipper attached to the Bibliofile could be flipped up and down to go to the next page and to the previous page. The surface of the screen is so smooth that a reader will hardly feel that he is reading on the screen and not on the paper. The device is designed in a way that it can be used comfortable by a left-handed person too. Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader is a must have if you admire good books and fond of reading in your free time. With Bibliofile, wherever you go, your personalized library will follow.

Source: Yanko Design

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Transparent Electrode Materials Replacing ITO (Nikkei Electronics Asia)

Link: Transparent Electrode Materials Replacing ITO (Nikkei Electronics Asia)

“From liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and touch panels to electronic paper (e-paper), solar cells and more, indium tin oxide (ITO) is extensively used as the material for transparent electrodes. New transparent electrode materials are reaching the level of practical use now, though, and will replace ITO thanks to characteristics including improved bending, lower cost and higher transmittance. Already these new materials are entering use in touch panels, and e-paper will follow suit shortly. In the near future, the trend may spread to applications such as solar cells and LCD panels, too.”

Touch Screen Panel, Core Component (ITO Film & ITO Glass) and Patent Report Publications

Touch Screen Panel Key Patent Analysis
In-depth Analysis : Touch Screen Panel Industry Trend
In-depth Analysis : Touch Screen Panel Core Component Industry Trend - ITO Film

Deconstructing the NUI: Limiting the multi-touch vocabulary

Link: Deconstructing the NUI: Limiting the multi-touch vocabulary

Joshua Blake offers some thoughts about multi touch gestures

How Does a Virtual Keyboard Work

Bluetooth Laser Virtual KeyboardImage by momentimedia via Flickr
I have been curious about operating principles of virtual keyboards. Today I found a paper illustraing their mechanism.

H. Du, T. Oggier, F. Lustenberger, and E. Charbon, “A virtual keyboard based on true-3D optical ranging,” British Machine Vision Conference, Citeseer, 2005, pp. 220–229.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

More on the Future of Touch Technology - Robot Skin

HumanoidImage by xxнєʅєη♥ via Flickr

Multi-touch, Proximal Touch, 3D interfaces are some hot topics in touch (screen) technologies. However, I think that people in the “touch” fields should have a look at this exciting field - robot skins.

Source: There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Robot

Updated November 18, 2009

I put more links at my Touch User Interface blog

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Design and Realization of an Interactive Multi-Touch Table - Lancaster University Computing Department

Link: Design and Realization of an Interactive Multi-Touch Table - Lancaster University Computing Department

This technical report is a very good article on implementing an camera and projector-based multi-touch table. The paper contains detailed CAD drawings and parts lists.

Resources: LCD Multi Touch

Building a multi-touch LCD

BiDi Screen: 2D multi-touch + 3D gesture interaction


Updated Dec. 22, 2009

GRID: implementing multi-touch with standard LCDs and IR arrays.

EVOLUCE Multitouch LCD

Multitouch LCD at (The work was developed in collaboration with EVOLUCE) via Hack a Day

NUI Group Threads on LCD FTIR and LCD Multi-Touch Material

5x6 Phototransistor Array for Multi-Touch Sensing

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tablet PC Articles

>> Gallery: Tablet Computing From 1888 to 2010

>> Interesting Look at the Coming ‘Tablet Wars’

>> Is the Tablet PC Really ‘Elusive’?

>> Sumocat's posts at
A pioneer in the field of ink blogging, Sumocat works diligently to promote digital ink and Tablet PCs, earning him a Microsoft MVP award for Tablet PCs in 2008.
>> Living Magazine Cover and Spread – Outside Magazine (Future of Tablet Computing?)

Awesome E-book Reader

Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader by Nadeem Haidary » Yanko Design

Read more:

Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader – Books at Your Fingertips

One Card Electronic Card Concept by Kim Young Suk » Yanko Design

In-depth Analysis : Display-use ITO Target Industry Trends

Link: In-depth Analysis : Display-use ITO Target Industry Trends

Global ITO Target Demand Forecast, Displaybank

NextWindow Touch Screens Selected for 10 New Desktop PCs and Monitors

Tomorrow’s Windows 7 launch expected to kick-off a “Touch PC” frenzy,

with several new products likely to become available before the end of the year

Pleasanton, CA – October 21, 2009 – NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical touch screens for desktop PCs, monitors and large-format displays, today announced that its touch screens have been selected for use in 10 desktop PCs and monitors—this is by far the most project wins for any desktop-focused touch screen manufacturer.  A handful of “Touch PCs” that use NextWindow touch screens already have been announced, including the Dell Studio One 19, the Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 300, TouchSmart 600 and 9100, the Sony L Series, and the Medion X9613.  Many others are expected to ship before the end of the year, as PC makers seek to capitalize on the launch tomorrow of Windows 7, the first operating system with multi-touch capabilities.

NextWindow was the first optical touch screen manufacturer to identify and support the fast-growing desktop PC and monitor market.  NextWindow also was among the first companies to focus on optical technology for Touch PCs and monitors.  As a result, NextWindow has established itself as the dominant touch screen provider for desktop PCs and monitors, with over 80% market share.  And the market is just beginning to develop.  Independent research firm Gartner expects demand for Touch PCs to surpass six million units in 2010, nearly quadrupling 2008 shipments.

“PC makers are choosing NextWindow because optical technology, which NextWindow has been developing for nine years, is preferred for desktop PCs and monitors, and NextWindow is the leading vendor in this market,” said Al Monro, NextWindow CEO.  “While the launch of Windows 7 is important, the future of touch on the desktop depends on the availability of touch-enabled applications.  If the software developer community delivers a wide variety of new and exciting applications as we expect it will, consumers will insist that PC makers offer new products.  We believe strongly that the applications market needs to develop quickly, which is why NextWindow is committing significant resources to supporting application developers in 2010 and beyond.”

About NextWindow

NextWindow is a leader in touch-screen technology and a major manufacturer of optical multi-touch displays for OEMs, ODMs and resellers.  With highly accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for personal and business use, NextWindow provides the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life—giving software designers the freedom to create exciting and intuitive applications.  Founded in 2000, NextWindow is privately held with offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, California and Singapore, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia.  More information about NextWindow is available at

Company contact:

David Villarina, NextWindow

+1 (925) 272-4530

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

User Defined Gestures for Surface Computing

 [image from dub]

This paper presents an approach to designing gestures on tabletop computers by analyzing real users' gestures.

J.O. Wobbrock, M.R. Morris, and A.D. Wilson, “User-defined gestures for surface computing,” Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems,  Boston, MA, USA: ACM, 2009, pp. 1083-1092. (PDF)

via dub publications

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Concept phone with a borderless display

Deffcon Phone Series to Feature 4 Models; First Teaser Revealed | Concept Phones

Apple Tablet Prototype by Lucas Rosa, a Combo Between Microsoft Courier and a WACOM | Concept Phones

- I like dual screen tablets.

Apple's Multi Touch Mouse is Revealed

Link: Apple's Multi Touch Mouse is Revealed

Supported multi touch gestures are click, two-button click, 360 deg. scroll, screen zoom, and two-finger swipe.

Microsoft Surface Blog : Dungeons & Dragons done right on Microsoft Surface

Link: Microsoft Surface Blog : Dungeons & Dragons done right on Microsoft Surface

Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from Surfacescapes on Vimeo.

8 Great Extra(neous) Gadget Screens

DIY LCD Tablet

Many people have succeded in building home-made multi-touch screens, partly due to hits of iPhone and MS Surface. Recently, MS has showed off Courier tablet concept and Apple is expected to launch a new Tablet PC next year. I guess that people may want to make their own LCD tablets. In this post, I share some links about building DIY LCD tablets.

DIY Cintiq at Bongofish

via Makezine

DIY Cintiq Tablet using Wii Remote

DIY LCD Tablet (Google Translation)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Nokia B-FLOW Mobile Phone Concept with Beauty of Brazil

After quite a long time, Nokia has got something interesting to share with techno-junky cell phone lovers. It is nothing but Nokia’s new mobile phone concept. It will make your day if you will have a glance at this concept with curvy body and exotic look. Diego Peralta’s design Nokia B-FLOW has something to do with Brazilian culture and lifestyle. One can easily tell that this charming cell phone concept has been inspired by Brazilian customs, their way of living and their beautiful countryside.

Nokia B-FLOW mobile phone concept with its feminine curves and elegant texture will make your heart melt. Of course Nokia B-FLOW mobile phone concept comes with sleek touch-screen.  When asked about the inspirational source for coming up with such a wonderful concept, Diego Peralta says in a poetic manner, “hues of a summer sunset at the Copacabana beach.”

As per the information a three layered co injection of polycarbonate is used to make the case. A beautiful shade of orange makes the bottom layer of the case while the middle part is in shimmering pearl white. Translucent coating covers the top layer of the case. The designer has conceptualized the design without losing the original beauty of the model. No one would mind adding this chic gadget in one’s wish list immediately.

The concept also has a camera situated behind a photopolymer screen which becomes visible once camera is turned on. The photopolymer screen almost magically becomes transparent so that user can use the camera to capture memories. The best thing about Nokia B-FLOW mobile phone concept is it can be customized according to your need. With exciting social networking applications this cell phone concept is almost alluring.

With so many sophisticated features and such an elegant design, one can find hardly any shortcoming in this mobile phone concept. The only sad thing is Nokia B-FLOW is still a concept.

Source: Concept Phones

An Electronic Pop-up Book

Link: An Electronic Pop-up Book

Fujitsu Concept Phones Part 5: Pen Phone With a Projector, Virtual Keyboard | Concept Phones

E-Ball PC Concept by Apostol Tnokovski | Future Technology

CrossLab Do It Yourself » smart textiles

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flexpeaker – Paper-Thin Speaker with Excellent Sound Quality

This era is all about size zero. When it comes to technology, ultra-slim is completely in trend. The technology is about to set a new benchmark with flexpeaker. How about abandoning your old set of ugly looking box shaped speakers and replacing them with smart looking paper-thin speakers?

Soon users will be proud to have this lovely ultra-slim speaker concept available for them. If you are wondering why this speaker is called as flexpeaker, then the name of the concept is about to reveal its one more startling feature. These speakers are not only paper-thin but they are flexible too. The outstanding design developed by Taiwan’s ITRI, flexpeaker technology will surely gain admiration from users.

Flexpeaker technology constructs a speaker with the use of many tiny speakers. These tiny speakers can be joined together to make a superior quality speaker of any size. Flexpeaker will look trendy and smart with your OLED displays and other ultra-slim gadgets. Being flexible, flexpeaker technology is space-saving. It will certainly make your surroundings look charming and chic.

Flexpeaker’s frequency does not go below 500 Hz; it gives output by reaching up to 20 KHz. Flexpeaker is compatible with day-to-day electronic gadgets and concepts. It can also be attached with huge billboards that have integral sound system. Flexpeaker technology works best with any device as it consumes little power. The recent video available on internet introduces an early prototype of the paper-thin flexpeaker.

Flexpeaker is a wonderful technology that will make an impact on young generation. Flexpeaker’s elegant look and its flexibility will make it popular.  It is true that many companies and designers who are using their creativity to come up with innovative technology concepts have already made many such products available for users.  A smart user has to be intelligent enough to make a right choice from the available options. 

Source: IEEE Spectrum: Flexible Paper Speakers on the Way

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/GUI: One Very Slick Desktop Multi-Touch Concept (Video)

Link: 10/GUI: One Very Slick Desktop Multi-Touch Concept (Video)

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Another Leading PC Maker Ships Desktop PC with NextWindow Touch Screens

Sony is the latest PC maker to choose Windows 7 certified NextWindow touch screens

Pleasanton, CA – October 12, 2009 – NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical touch screens for desktop PCs, monitors and large-format displays, today announced that a fourth leading PC maker has begun selling a desktop PC using NextWindow touch screens. Sony this week unveiled its new touch-enabled, multi-media machine—the VAIO® L Touch HD PC/TV—which includes a 24” wide screen panel. According to Sony: “With the VAIO L Series’ multi-touch screen, easy access to your PC, HDTV, DVR— your entire entertainment hub—is readily at your fingertips.”

Sony is the latest PC maker to select NextWindow, whose touch screens are certified by Microsoft to work with Windows 7. NextWindow is capitalizing on the global “touch PC” trend by forging relationships with the world’s largest PC makers. Several PC manufacturers already are shipping touch PCs including NextWindow touch screens, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Medion and now Sony, and several other PC makers are expected to launch products leveraging NextWindow touch screens before the end of this year. NextWindow is further contributing to growth in the touch PC market by establishing an independent software vendor partner program to spur development of new touch-enabled software applications.

“Touch technology is not a new concept but finally there is reason to believe that a market exists for touch on the desktop,” said Al Monro, CEO at NextWindow. “This idea is supported by the fact that Microsoft has made touch an important component of Windows 7, and all the leading PC makers have plans to add a touch-enabled desktop PC products to their portfolios in the not-too-distant future. With today’s announcement NextWindow now has four touch PC products in-market, a significant accomplishment that cements our position as the leading provider of touch screens to the PC market.”

About NextWindow

NextWindow is a leader in touch-screen technology and a major manufacturer of optical multi-touch displays for OEMs, ODMs and resellers. With highly accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for personal and business use, NextWindow provides the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life—giving software designers the freedom to create exciting and intuitive applications. Founded in 2000, NextWindow is privately held with offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, California and Singapore, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. More information about NextWindow is available at

Company contact:

David Villarina


+1 (925) 272-4530

[Thanks, NextWindow]

Microsoft’s Future Workplace: multi-touch office concept demo is here

A new video portraying Microsoft’s futuristic office concept will surely make you raise a brow. The video shows how our offices where we spend most of the time will look like in the future. Stephen Elop, Microsoft’s Business Division President presented the video in the speech at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Business division of Microsoft is burning midnight oil while working on various projects that will surely bring change in our lifestyles. This particular video sums up 12 different concepts by Microsoft.

This particular video demonstrating the office of the future illustrates a multi-touch table and a gesture wall system. Sounds interesting, isn’t it? Well earlier too the office of the future concept had been put forward.  Sun Microsystems did present identical concept before. All ideas presented in the office of the future video are very interesting and will make you think about the reach of technology in very different way. When science and progress go hand in hand, we witness innovations in the field of technology. The office of the future is one such innovative concept.

Though Microsoft has whatever it is needed to turn such concepts into reality; it will face many obstacles in the form of difficulties and challenges to construct technology-based workplaces. Coming up with extremely thin portable displays, producing omnipresent wireless connectivity, developing high-tech computing by building devices that will give instant response to human touch, creating meta-database to keep all the information together and then display the information within seconds are some of the challenges Microsoft has to face while working on this novel concept.

If the office of the future concept turn into reality, then it is quite obvious that it will bring change. Change in lifestyle, change in office atmosphere and change in productivity too. The concept will make many day to day office tasks and operations effortless and instantaneous, thus improving productivity and saving time. Microsoft is on its way to change the workplace of the future.    

Monday, October 12, 2009

[CEATEC] New Projector Casts Touch-sensitive Image (Video) — Tech-On!

Hitachi CP-A100J creates ultraportable 56-inch touchscreen - SlashGear


Link: 10/GUI

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Buddy home computer concept blends touch, projection and needlepoint - SlashGear

Intel Magic Concept Device Fulfills Your Multimedia Needs On The Go - The Design blog

The infinite book concept: digital book with actual pages

Soon you will not need to carry a bundle of newspapers, a bunch of magazines and a pile of books wherever you go. Neither will you need to sit in front of computer to browse and read online news, blogs and e-books as you will carry whatever you need in a small portable touch-screen device. Ewald Neuhofer’s infinite book concept will make life flawless. It will bring a complete change in your reading experience and all positive change, credit goes to designer Ewald Neuhofer of course.

The new infinite book concept will sync the digital and analog reading experiences together. The infinite book concept is a device that will resemble a newspaper. A user can actually flip the digital pages of the device to explore and read its content. The device comes with touch screen display and interface that will increase the speed of functions and will allow a user to flip through the infinite book easily.
The best thing about the infinite book concept is it comes with a feature – infinite folding. The infinite folding is designed by keeping in mind the factor of comfort. The device can be folded to make it highly comfortable to carry along with you. These kinds of e-books are surely going to catch the attention of environmentalists as such devices are going to save thousands of trees from suffering from axe attack.

The infinite book concept allows you to read the digital book by flipping the pages, thus navigating in the same old way. The device has clip at the top that holds all the digital pages together. The device can be stored and transported without any difficulty. The infinite book concept is well-thought design as it accumulates all your data at one place. This device is nothing but a digital library with analog navigation that can be carried in your bag.
Source: Infinite Book, Transforming Paper Into Digital Media - The Design blog

Interactive Gestures Pattern Library

Link: Interactive Gestures Pattern Library

This site is for the collection and dissemination of gestural interface information and patterns

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Future Workplace from Microsoft


via Multitouch + NUI: Microsoft’s Office of the Future

PUNCH: Camera That Punches Digital Images On Blank Paper

When it comes to seizing memorable moments forever, the first thing that comes in mind is none other than a camera. Digital cameras have already made our lives better, but what if we get a digital camera that produces a hardcopy within a blink of an eye. The talented designer Matty Martin has made the process of clicking photographs and sharing them easier and quicker than ever before with his outstanding innovation ? Punch.

The designer displayed his brainy innovation at the Intel University Design expo. Punch is the digital camera that enables its user to click images and immediately punch the digital images on blank paper. Punch is the camera that gives experiences of both digital and physical by enabling instant sharing of pictures. Punch saves your efforts to take or order prints of your digital images. The camera itself works as a punching machine.

Tangible output at no extra cost being the USP of Punch, it has 100% chances to become popular among photography enthusiasts. This oval shaped camera has a set of pins that actually punches a rasterized image on a piece of blank paper. Though you will not get the high quality print, the final result will leave you surprised. Apart from punching pictures, one can easily use USB cord to transform images in your Punch camera to your computer.

"This is a camera which was inspired by the loss of tangible memories," quotes Matty Martin excitedly about his digital camera concept. The camera produces sentences from the profile of the user interface to tag the metadata of each image after punching the images. Punch not only makes taking, punching and giving pictures an easy process, but also makes it effortless to enter and find images on the World Wide Web. So, smile please, say cheese and click-punch-share.

Source: The Design Blog

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wacom’s Bamboo Touch, A Multi-Touch Graphic Tablet Unveiled

Wacom’s forthcoming graphic tablet Bamboo Touch is no longer a secret as talks about this smart, engaging and natural input device have already travelled from pillar to post. Bamboo Touch tablet will enable multi-touch input. Bamboo Touch is available for purchase at Best Buy (retailer) before its official release exposing its thrilling features and functions.

Unlike Wacom’s earlier products Intuos 4, functionality of Bamboo Touch will depend upon fingers. Wacom has made the device more user- friendly to make it easy to operate with fingers instead of pen or stylus. With overall tablet size: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 in (208 x 138 x 7.5 mm), Wide-format active area size: 4.9 x 3.4 in (125 x 85 mm) and easy USB connection, Wacom’s Bamboo Touch is surely something to fancy about.

It’s smart

Bamboo Touch is a smart option as it gives all the advantages of a multi-touch device. This new and extraordinary USB trackpad supports all common operating systems and applications. Its adaptability certainly makes it an apple of the customer’s eye and a smart buy.

It’s engaging

Bamboo Touch will keep you glued to its attractive features. It is engaging as it gives majestic multi-touch experience that will make operations effortless. In addition it comes with spacious tablet space.

It’s natural

Scrolling, zooming, rotating and flipping your files and folders become possible with a touch of a finger. Four shortcut keys on the tablet make navigation absolutely uncomplicated. Its inbuilt help lessons will make you an expert Bamboo Touch user.

Some reports on the internet are talking about the possibility of several models of the product, where some models will include stylus while others will be managed with fingers. The reports till now are saying the price of the product is somewhere near $70 USD. The video from you-tube user explores the device in details. Your gestures and clicks become a magnificent experience with Bamboo Touch. Are you already feeling tickled with the touch of technology?

European Market Prepares for New All-in-One PC Using NextWindow Touch Screens

Recently launched Medion X9613 with 24” multi-touch screen soon to be available in Germany

Pleasanton, CA – October 8, 2009 – NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical touch screens for desktop PCs and large-format displays, today announced that another PC maker will soon begin selling an all-in-one computer with NextWindow touch screens.  Global PC and consumer electronics developer Medion recently announced plans to offer a multi touch-enabled system with a 24” screen.  Branded the Medion X9613, the all-in-one PC will be available initially in Germany.

All-in-one computers represent a growing segment of the larger PC market.  These products combine all hardware and software inside a computer’s monitor, and they mainly are desktop systems though some, such as the Medion X9613, can be mounted to a wall.  US-based electronics giants Dell and Hewlett-Packard were among the first companies to offer a PC version of the all-in-one computer.  Both companies are using optical touch screens from NextWindow in their all-in-ones.  Gartner is forecasting the number of all-in-ones shipped (with a screen size greater than 16”) will double from 2009 to 2010.

“NextWindow is having success in the all-in-one PC market because optical touch screen technology, which NextWindow helped pioneer, offers the lowest cost and best performance among available technologies,” said Al Monro, NextWindow CEO.  “We’re pleased to see the Medion X9613 come on to the market and we look forward to welcoming several other touch PCs around the time of the launch of Windows 7, with which NextWindow touch screens are fully compatible.”

About NextWindow

NextWindow is a leader in touch-screen technology and a major manufacturer of optical multi-touch displays for OEMs, ODMs and resellers.  With highly accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for personal and business use, NextWindow provides the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life—giving software designers the freedom to create exciting and intuitive applications.  Founded in 2000, NextWindow is privately held with offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, California and Singapore, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia.  More information about NextWindow is available at

Company contact:

David Villarina, NextWindow

+1 (925) 272-4530

[Thanks, NextWindow]

Stantum Opens Office in Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 6, 2009 – At CEATEC Japan today, Stantum (, the pioneering multi-touch technology provider, announced that it has officially opened a liaison office in Japan. Stantum’s new office in Tokyo will allow building new partnerships with Japanese OEMs and touch panel/display/silicon vendors, as well as offering greater commercial and technical support from local professionals to their increasing demand for Stantum’s multi-touch technology.

“Japan is crucial for Stantum’s global business goals since it is a leading country for gaming, PC, smartphone, and car navigation markets and also for touch panel and display,” said Robert Pelissier, Stantum’s vice president, sales & business development.

The implementation and deployment of Stantum multi-touch technology in professional audio products since 2005 explain its high robustness and reliability, as well as its solid intellectual property foundations. The company now brings highly integrated and production-ready solutions to the market by having its multi-touch technology licensed to leading semiconductor companies.

Pelissier added: ”Stantum multi-touch will be deployed in high-volume consumer products as of 2010, and many major companies in the world are currently evaluating or considering designing Stantum multi-touch in new products within the next months.”

Masaki Kubodera is serving as director of sales & business development for Japanese operations. Kubodera has more than 15 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the wireless semiconductor industry, with a focus on mobile consumer electronics technologies.

“Due to its unmatched advantages, Stantum’s multi-touch technology promises to be a leading standard for mobile phones, MIDs (mobile internet devices), game consoles and laptops,” said Kubodera. “I am very proud to bring it to the Japanese market.”

Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France, and plans to continue exploring additional opportunities for growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Masaki Kubodera can be contacted by telephone at +81 90-5417-7066, by fax at: +81 3-3589-6127, or by email at More information about Stantum is available on the web at

About Stantum

Stantum has been the pioneering company in multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface. Today, Stantum’s patented and breakthrough multi-touch technology portfolio is available under license of IP bricks (IP core, firmware and software) and associated engineering and design services.

[Thanks, Stantum]

DIY AVR Photo Frame

diy photo frame with avr and TFT LCD


Monday, October 5, 2009

Microsoft multi touch mice

Microsoft shows off five multitouch computer mouse concepts | DVICE

“The five designs you see in the video below aren’t final products. They’re concepts and show the direction Microsoft is going with the idea. The mice use everything from IR-sensitive cameras to capacitive-sensing electrodes, and look like anything from Microsoft’s own Arc mouse

(such as the multitouch FTIR concept you see pictured above), to ugly orbs.”


Talking paper

IEEE Spectrum: Flexible Paper Speakers on the Way

The device, named fleXpeaker, is basically a sandwich of paper and metal filled with an electroactive polymer that contracts and expands with an audio signal’s electric field.

Yet another usage scenario of a dual display tablet

Infinite Book, Transforming Paper Into Digital Media - The Design blog

Apple’s Tablet Gets a few Could-be Names, Speculations | Concept Phones

New Slider Ultra Mobile Computer Concept – An Intelligent Notebook

With the advancement of science and technology, we often get a chance to be shocked and stunned to learn about innovative gadgets and gizmos.  Slider ultra mobile computer concept that will easily fit in your pocket is an example of one such innovation. Slider is a pocket friendly innovation. Its 9-inch OLED sleek touchscreen display and its elegant QWERTY keyboard make this slender device tempting. The QWERTY keyboard becomes visible after flipping the screen.

Slider’s 1.5 GHz processor and 1GB RAM do wonder by making mobile video streaming and VOIP video chatting an extremely seamless procedure. Posting a new blog post and publishing it on your blog can be done smoothly, thus making your blogging experience trouble free. Managing your mailbox and being in touch with the world is highly comfortable with Slider ultra mobile computer concept.

The main idea behind this mobile technology is to enable user to use it as a touchscreen 9-inch tablet or an ultra pc by revealing its hidden keyboard. Other features that make Slider appealing are its 80 GB hard disk, 4 USB ports, Wi-Fi internet with sidebars and Bluetooth. Slider is flexible as it allows a user to type either with the help of scroll bars on the screen or with the fully functional keyboard.

Its touchscreen phone mode and video phone option make it valuable. While operating one particular function of Slider ultra mobile notebook it checks other pending tasks regarding to that function. For example, if you are chatting with your friend, you will get notifications to check pending mails from that friend.   

To discuss its disadvantages, its motherboard and hard drive are situated in its upper part, thus resulting in dependable core that conveys data from the screen. Its battery life suffers due to its ultra shape restraining it to 4-7 hours. Apart from its drawbacks, it is a great thing to earn Slider ultra mobile computer concept. Go for it!

Source: Future Technology

gefingerpoken (tecznotes)

Link: gefingerpoken (tecznotes)

Multitouch Maven: Design Principles For Creating New Interfaces

Link: Multitouch Maven: Design Principles For Creating New Interfaces

gefingerpoken (tecznotes)

Link: gefingerpoken (tecznotes)

Multitouch Maven: Design Principles For Creating New Interfaces

Link: Multitouch Maven: Design Principles For Creating New Interfaces

Tactile Graphics 2008 (Japanese)

Link: Tactile Graphics 2008 (Japanese)


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