During their recently held internal TechFest event, Microsoft demoed some of its latest research work in the guise of a wearable multitouch projector. The software giant has recently unveiled a lot of cool breakthrough tech including a transparent 3D desktop, the Holoflector and the Illmuishare. Their latest creation is a fully interactive surface that allows wearers to use the wall as well as their hands or arms to interact with the projector that is worn on a user’s shoulder.
Similar to the design of the existing Windows Phone, a graphical user interface can be broadcasted using the technology and the demo video launched by Microsoft shows off exactly how this is done. A pico projector and a depth-sensing camera detect functions like scrolling, pinch-to-zoom and touch interactions and provide the user with the functionality to interact with projected images.
At the moment, the interactive wearable multitouch projector is in the conceptual phase though Microsoft hopes to be able to miniature the hardware significantly to allow a variety of surfaces to be used as touch interfaces. This would open up almost unlimited possibilities for the use of the technology in applications ranging from forensic sciences, police work, medical apps, scientific and academic presentations as well.
Via: The Verge