Posts Tagged ‘surface’

Compact Device Projects Keyboard onto any flat surface

January 2nd, 2012 by NearInteraction

The Magic Cube is a small and lightweight device from Celluon that functions as a full-sized projection keyboard and multi-touch mouse for computers, tablets and smartphones. Compact and portable, it can wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth HID device including the latest iPhone, iPad and Android devices, or can be connected to Windows and Mac OS devices via USB.

The Magic Cube can be used to send emails, type word documents or work on spreadsheets on almost any surface, studying finger movements to interpret and record your keystrokes. Check out the video below to see it in action:

The Magic Cube

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Interactive LEDwall at ModaLisboa | Estoril Fashion Force’33

October 13th, 2009 by NearInteraction

NearInteraction joined forces with ModaLisboa | Estoril to create an interactive application for their catwalk LEDwall. Following the success of the previous edition, where NearInteraction featured an interactive multi-touch table that allowed realtime visualisation of the catwalk pictures immediately after each show, for this edition, NearInteraction presented a generative application that responds visually to the movement of each model as well as the sound accompanying the show.

watch the Aleksandar Protic video
watch the making of video

Microsoft Surface SP1 adds features, better support

May 20th, 2009 by NearInteraction

A few highlights:

- Tags support – 128 bit tags, so a looooot of tags;

- Visual feedback to touch;

- Non intrusive menu system;

- contextual menu on photos, etc;

- improved development plataform with lot of tools for testing/debugging..

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interacting with surfaces using sound

May 15th, 2009 by NearInteraction

Check out the new possibilities available of interacting with any kind of surface through hi-frequency sound detection. It might be a interesting idea to explore.

Scratch Input (Chris Harrison, Scott Hudson) – UIST ’08
from Designing for humans blog

Surface app for doctors improves their bedside manner

April 6th, 2009 by NearInteraction
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Micro$oft News

March 19th, 2009 by NearInteraction

Microsoft Vision for 2019

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Talking Microsoft Surface with Stimulant

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“Now even Microsoft is talking about all this NUIs… Thanks to the guys at Stimulant for their views on the “natural user interface”. I believe this a great start and this year will be a turning point in truly starting to defining, discovering, sharing and understanding useful interaction techniques.

We have a lot of work to do… NUI brings a vast problem that encompasses almost all prior scientific research and knowledge. This has and continues to be the focal point in which I will aim unite our community under.

Full Video and Article:

Second generation Surface


October 28th, 2008 by NearInteraction
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microsoft surface

August 29th, 2008 by NearInteraction

Earlier this year we wrote about the use of interactive surface technology in New York’s Adour wine bar, and now guests at Sheraton Hotels can use similar technology to access local information.


Deployed just last week in Sheraton’s Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Seattle hotels, Microsoft’s Surface
technology provides instant access to local tourist highlights. With a
30-inch display in a tablelike form that several guests can use at
once, Surface features an intuitive user interface that works without a
traditional mouse or keyboard to let people interact with content and
information in a natural and familiar way. Hotel guests can use their
hands and gestures to access entertainment and information about local
attractions, including CityTips, which provides 360-degree satellite
maps and tools to search for local restaurants and bars, entertainment,
recreation, shopping, transportation and services; Sounds of Sheraton,
a lobby-based digital jukebox enabling guests to create personal music
playlists from Sony BMG artists including John Legend, Kenny Chesney
and Lauryn Hill; and Sheraton Snapshots, giving guests a way to explore
Sheraton hotels and resorts throughout the world by simply browsing the
Surface photo library. Placement of the Surface units in Sheraton
lobbies is designed to enable guests to leverage and experience the
offerings in a social way, Sheraton says.

Sheraton is the first hotel to offer Microsoft Surface in its lobby,
it says, but it surely won’t be the last to feature such technology.
Following hard on the heels of the hotel chain’s recently cobranded Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft effort to turn deserted hotel lobbies into technology-enabled brand spaces,
the new lobby experience promises to keep consumers engaged and coming
back for more. So far, just scratching the “surface” on this one …
other hotels, airports, restaurants—what about you? ;-)




Two-Dimensional Communication (with subtitle)

August 26th, 2008 by NearInteraction
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A interface sheet that allows several objects to communicate among each other … it also serves to communicate power to the objects …