Multimodal Co-Located Interaction Project

07 Apr 2006

Two days ago I said something about a multi-touch interface that came out of the Mitsubishi Electronic Research Labs. Edward Tse, a doctoral student and one of the authors of that prototype commented on my post and pointed to his website where I found a more complete version of the movie, including a demo of Google Earth. It’s amazing what you can do with this Multimodal Co-located Interaction project.

Turns out the project is a PhD research which is focused on supporting people’s natural interactions over digital surfaces such as large tables and wall displays.

Interaction on a digital table supports face to face collaboration with the added benefits of digital displays (e.g., real time updates, access to the Internet and rich satellite imagery).
Core features of my work include rich whole handed bimanual gestures, speech and gesture input, and multi user interaction.
Application areas include tabletop gaming, military command and control, air traffic control and hospital emergency rooms.

Check out the more complete video
Learn more about this project
Visit Edward Tse’s website

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Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Gadgets & Digital Toys, Geek, Technology


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