Remember the nifty new 3D transparent display, augmented reality mirror, and remote sharing technology that Microsoft revealed just over a week ago? Turns out that Redmond’s research arm wasn’t done doling out the gadget goodies, as it’s now showing off a new Wearable Multitouch Projector that turns any surface into a gesture-sensitive display. Using Kinect-style motion and depth sensing cameras in concert with a pico projector and a PC, you can tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom to your heart’s content on the nearest flat surface. It’s currently a rather clunky, cabled contraption, but the touch input does appear to work pretty well, and the researchers who built it think that the tech can be miniaturized to a more user-friendly size in the future. See for yourself in the video after the break.
Microsoft Research’s shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.