Posts Tagged ‘table’

FalaComigo Project

June 16th, 2013 by NearInteraction

The FalaComigo Project combines the most modern Information and Communication
Technology with simple, objective speech and raises awareness to safeguard heritage.
This National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN)-funded partnership initiative has
brought together the University, Corporate and Heritage Management Sectors.

Using the Palace of Monserrate as a reference, multimedia products were created which
integrate interactive virtual characters with speech recognition and synthesis,
incorporated into modern support equipment with attractive, ergonomic lines specially
designed to harmoniously blend into museum spaces.

NearInteraction partners with the Ministry of Culture leading the future…

September 30th, 2010 by NearInteraction

This September saw NearInteraction showcasing several technological pieces on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal at the technology fair “Portugal Tecnológico 2010″, the nation’s largest technology and innovation show, held at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) exhibition centre.

Welcoming in the new wave…

Using a gesturally guided installation to showcase MatrizPix, an information system responsible for the management of images and archives of the Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, was NearInteraction’s first choice to relay a physical exploring experience to the viewer whilst browsing the archive of digitalised files.

Posting the freedom of artistic creation…

Highlighting the works produced by the arts residencies represented by DGARTES, (a Direcção-Geral das Artes) NearInteraction’s object recognition installation reveals documentary style videos activated by postcards held up to the monitor.

Keeping touch with history…

NearInteraction created a multi-layered multi-touch table visually showcasing the processes that are represented by DGARQ, (a Direcção Geral de Arquivos) the coordinating body of the national archives which overlooks in all forms and mediums of archiving throughout the country. Focused on areas such as network and file systems, the safeguarding of assets, classifications, preservation of documents and the dissemination of information, this particular multi-touch table focused on the Torre de Tombo site.

By making use of interactive technology to relay a virtual experience to all the various aspects represented by the Ministry of Culture, NearInteraction’s portfolio of works exhibited at FIL, were accessible to both professionals and the public at large, allowing the Ministry of Culture to play a memorable part.

Novel Visual Thinking and Aesthetics at POVO – PEOPLE Exhibition

July 1st, 2010 by NearInteraction

A development partner at POVO – PEOPLE exhibition at the Museu da Electricidade in Lisbon, NearInteraction was responsible for a range of interactive installations including a photo booth that captured and projected a series of still images to a mosaic on a wall at the front entrance, a gesturally activated table where users could browse historical identity documents using simple hand movements and a set of sensor embedded chairs allowing a selection of six audio themes related to people in Western music to be played and listened to. The exhibition offers a fresh sociological and political perspective on the origin and evolution of the concept of people using a variety of novel visual thinking and aesthetics and will be displayed from 19 June to 19 September 2010.

Watch the video of the exhibition.

NearInteraction and the Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações do Centenário da República.

January 15th, 2010 by NearInteraction

NearInteraction is proud to represent the Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações do Centenário da República (developed for the centennial celebrations since Republic implementation) with a travelling exhibition of a multi-touch interactive table that reads QR coded cards. Already displayed at two official meetings, the Congresso da Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses, in Viseu, Portugal, and a formal launch in the Biblioteca do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, the table will be moving to multiple events and several locations around the country. The table displays an intuitive interface upon which the visitors can explore, amongst other topics, the significant events of the Republic, biographies of representative people as well as all the events and initiatives taking place in 2010 as part of the celebrations.

TEDxEdges Conference in Lisbon

September 19th, 2009 by NearInteraction

September saw NearInteraction as the TEDxEdges Chromium Sponsor proudly contributing to the conference that took place in Lisbon.

Throughout the duration of the event, TEDxEdges featured an innovative multi-touch application developed by NearInteraction, in collaboration with Pacifica and The Others, which allowed the participants real-time navigation of all the comments shared through the Twitter platform. The multi-touch table, presented by NearInteraction at TEDxEdges, is an unique hardware that allows multi-user interaction through touch, combined with graphics and visual information displayed directly on the surface.

watch the video

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? ;-)