ChiaFong

Multi-touch technology

In Electronic on 8 February, 2006 at 9:40 am

I have come across a new touch screen technology from New York University Media Research Lab.  Its really amazing.  Zooming in and out of a picture, dragging them here and there, zooming and panning a world map in 2D or 3D, turn table and music mixer.  You can do all these with a touch screen and your hand.  Kind of remind me of the movie Minority Report, whereby Tom Cruise interact with the futuristic computer to find information.

But I still think that our “fat” finger will get in the way once the touch screen panel becomes smaller.  Thus the recent Apple’s patent filing for multipoint touch screen might be a bit of a stretch if they are going to implement it on a screen as small as the current iPod.

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