Turn almost anything into a multi-touch interface” with TouchWall

Turn almost anything into a multi-touch interface for just hundreds of dollars” with TouchWall, the new Microsoft Touch Screen technology!

Just amazing !

Check here a presentation by Microsoft officials:

Check this video from Techcrunch and see how easy it is to use it:

Here is how TechCrunch describes it:

"The TouchWall system presented yesterday consisted of a PC running Vista and Plex, a 4×6 foot plexiglass screen, a rear projector, a infrared camera and the three infrared lasers.

TouhWall consists of three infrared lasers that scan a surface. A camera notes when something breaks through the laser line and feeds that information back to the specific Plex software."

This TouchWall is mores impler then the Surface system also presented by Microsoft a few monthes ago and is a fundamentally simpler mechanical system, and is also significantly cheaper to produce. While Surface retails at around $10,000, the hardware to “turn almost anything into a multi-touch interface” for TouchWall is just “hundreds of dollars”.

What is strange is that : "Microsoft is quick to say that they have no current plans to productize and sell TouchWall."

Can you believe it ? They must be crazy ! Everybody would love to get one of this !

This new technology reminds me that I had already reviewed the much more expensive Multi-Touch Screen by Perceptive Pixel

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