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crazy multi-input touch screen

When can I have one of these?

Already on the market is a similar device, The Lemur, which is primarily an audio interface.

I suppose the real delay will be on the OS side.


At 8:13 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

There isn't much delay on the OS side. All of these applications are handled entirely in the graphics card, which is more than able to hold up to couple of neat parlor tricks if you have two input sources. Our jukebox software stresses the hell out of any video card currently on the market because we can have unlimited textures and the hardware is not optimized for that. If you are simply doing neat 3d effects, any ~$100 video card should more than be able to keep up with your hands as you zoom around San Francisco. When you bring a ~$500 video card to its knees because you've filled its 512mb memory to the brink and have to keep swapping out to the system for even more, it highlights other problems. Video cards are optimized for 3d fps shooter games (primary users of 3d), plain and simple. The nice side effect is that researchers of DNA, chemicals, etc can all model whatever they want in realtime after they put down Quake 4 :P

At 12:16 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

Wow, what a great monitor.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

The Walker Arts Center has had informational displays with this user interface for a few years. It isn't touch sensitive, but a camera above the screen traces your hands and allows you to "pick up" items and move them as the way you select art history to learn about. It's a lot of fun to use.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Ivan said...

Just saw this video at a seminar at work. Pretty amazing.

Touch screens are cool. I'd also like 6D mice to be more common. Having a touch-screen keyboard is pretty dumb. You could input much faster just by having a keyboard right below the screen.

Have you seen mockups of the predicted iPod? The entire surface is a video screen with a touch based virtual scroll wheel on top when apprpriate.

I'd rather have a 7 inch screen ... and not the predicted 3.5 inch.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Ivan said...


It would be nice if the system could handle multple mouses plugged in easily.
Many of the effects of the video have just two inputs.

Having 3+ mice (even remotely) with multiple people would be great.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Miguel said...



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