Microsoft’s demonstrates wearable system with multi-touch capability

Remember SixthSense, the

wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information

which was introduced to an awestruck audience at TED 2009? Microsoft Research has recently demonstrated Wearable Multitouch Interaction, a

depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces.

Built on similar lines using a Kinect sensor and pico projector, this device enables any surface to become a multi-touch, gesture-sensitive input device, while also having potential augmentation capabilities. The device does not require any calibration or guidance markers, such as finger covers, to be worn by the user. The system builds upon earlier showcased technologies, such as OmniTouch. While the system is currently hooked up to a computer, it portends wearable computers of tomorrow.

See the original SixthSense video below:

Read more at Microsoft Research’s shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display — Engadget and see the original video and description here.

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