Earlier we reported that Mexico based Ayotle in collaboration with Paris based ad agency Digitas Labs has created AnyTouch that can turn any surface into a touchscreen. And now reports have it that another company Ubi Interactive has devised Ubi that can turn any surface into a touch-screen.
Basically, Ubi is a Kinect app that offers a gesture control solution to turn any surface into a 3D multitouch screen. The solution consists of a Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor and the Ubi software. The sensor can be placed facing a display created by front projection or rear projection, letting users interact with the display using simple gestures as if it is a touch screen. Ubi analyzes the images captured by the sensor to detect the position of the user’s hands or fingers in the 3D space in front of the display. It can precisely determine when the user is in contact with the display and pass on this as standard touch events to any touch optimized Windows 8 application.
Be noted that the minimum requirements to use Ubi solution are: a projector or display panel, a Kinect for Windows sensor, and a Windows 8 PC with Ubi software installed. As of now, the system works only with Windows 8 and supports the modern interface. Check out the demonstration video by Ubi below.
If you’re already armed with a Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor and a projector, then all you have to do is purchase the accompanying Ubi software. According to the company’s website, the software retails between $149 and $1,499, which varies by the display size and the level of customer support offered.
For $149, the software supports only one touchpoint and a 45-inch display size. But for the $1,499 “Enterprise” version, you get a 100-inch display with 20 activated touchpoints that can recognize gestures like pinch, stretch, and swipe.
To place your order, click on the source link below.