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100″ Multitouch Table – EM Spectrum Exhibit

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The 100″ multitouch table, multiuser exhibit table, is developed by Ideum with Adventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibit is part of a large gallery space at the museum which focuses on astronomy.

The table consists of a surface, two computers, and projects. The contagious surface enables users to interact with the same program at the same time.

The 100″ surface (an 86″ viewable area) is one of the largest contiguous multitouch tables ever developed. The screen has a 16 x 5 ratio aspect and a 2304 x 800 pixel, high-resolution screen.

The exhibit table explores the electromagnetic spectrum. The extended aspect ratio mimics the spectrum itself, from radio waves to gamma rays. Users can then move images across the table and see how the images are displayed in each waveform.

The exhibit displays a variety of celestial and terrestrial images in a wide range of wavelengths. For example, NASA images of the sun can be seen in all wavelengths. Common and iconic objects were photographed in diverse wavelengths. For example, a birthday cake with candles, a toy robot, an alarm clock, and even a hand holding an iPhone are seen in visible, infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray modes.


Microsoft Surface

Posted by Jee Yeon Hwang

Key attributes of Microsoft Surface
(1) Direct interaction
Users can manipulate digital information with their hands and interact with diverse contents by touch and gesture, without using a mouse or keyboard.

(2) Multi-touch contact
Surface recognizes various contact points simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but many items at once.

(3) Multi-user experience
The horizontal form factor makes it easy for users to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.

(4) Object recognition
Users can place physical objects on the surface to get different types of digital information and responses, including the transfer of digital content.

UbiComp 2009: International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

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From the UbiComp 2009 conference, participants present their works within 60 seconds.

Dr. Eric Paulos introduces his research on measuring and visualizing air quality. Any environmental information can be collected/processed by utilizing ubiquitous computing technologies.

Nancy Ma and her team show their interactive toys for the better health.

Visions of the Future – Ubiquitous Computing

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Scientists envision a future in which microchips are embedded in nearly everything.   by ScienceChannel

Improve Interactions & Spatial Recognitions @ Home

Jee Yeon Hwang

Project Idea
Designing interactions between physical and virtual spaces
to improve interactions & spatial recognitions @ home

Link: Presentation Slides

ShareTable @ Aware Home

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I’ve seen various technologies at the Aware Home: Powerline-supported in-home wireless sensing and localization, digital family portrait, and etc. Among them, the most interesting project is ShareTable. I worked for the ShareTable project in my first semester.

ShareTable consists of a shared surface that records any tabletop interaction and projects it onto the paired table in the other home. This allows the user to interact with physical artifacts (e.g. games) on his or her side of the table and view any tabletop activity of the other person.

Microsoft Future Vision

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How will emerging technology improve our lives in the future?

Microsoft has collaborated with customers, partners, and thought leaders across multiple disciplines to develop scenarios that explore how long-term trends, customer challenges, and emerging technologies might converge to improve our lives, both at work and home.

Among the Microsoft Future Vision series, this video shows the healthcare-related technologies which could be embedded into the future home.