The multi-touch-shiny train is gathering steam – all aboard!

At the intersection of hack and wow: Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote — ooh, that’s just lovely [paulmiller].

And in other multi-touch news, it appears Nokia may have something very shiny indeed up their sleeve, namely taking the “touch” out of “multi-touch” with 3D gesture tracking based on ultrasonic transducers [reddit].

Three or more transducers arrayed around a perimeter of the mobile device create a 10-20 cm working volume of space above the display, where user finger locations and their movements in real time can be detected using triangulation techniques. These movements can then be interpreted as various three dimensional gestures.

2 Responses to “The multi-touch-shiny train is gathering steam – all aboard!”

  1. Elmo
    January 9th, 2008 | 5:03 pm

    Keep up at the back! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw is his latest thing, very cool. You can find all the stuff he’s done here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

  2. January 10th, 2008 | 1:00 pm

    Thanks Elmo! Yeah, that’s really nice, although I think the whiteboard is more obviously useful. I shall now dutifully add his blog to my Google Reader subscriptions… :-)