Multi-Touch Interaction

Feb 11, 2006 at 7:39pm

Multi-Touch Interaction

thought people might find this interesting…sorry if its already been posted about:

http://mrl.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch/

#24385
Feb 11, 2006 at 8:04pm

You can also look here : http://www.jazzmutant.com/ this multi-touch
machine is realy great to control max / msp

#70422
Feb 11, 2006 at 8:23pm

yeah i was actually wondering how the lemur would compare to what they’re doing…

#70423
Feb 11, 2006 at 8:41pm

yeah i’d be interested in how they’d compare beyond both using osc for transport. the nyu stuff doesn’t seem too music control end product centered … more general os interface, just thought folks might find the link interesting. the video is crazy minority report type * with them fluidly moving pictures, scaling, zooming etc.
i definitely don’t have the money for a lemur…wish i did. is there anything on the jazz mutant site more in depth than this?
http://www.jazzmutant.com/lemur_howdoesitwork.php
seems more how do you use it than how does it work…don’t suppose they’d post anything proprietary though.
the forum set up is nice.

#70424
Feb 11, 2006 at 9:53pm

This FTIR sensing looks great for large surfaces.. And I bet cheaper than touchscreen/lcd combos. Using a projected image, it’s a great way to make a control-wall..

Lemur is all fine and good but it doesn’t scale up very well..

#70425
Feb 11, 2006 at 10:08pm

check out about 2/3 into the video. they got three turntable looking things and then they’re controlling a modular synth and they also got a video mixer.
it looks like its running on osx i think they got a dock up top of it..

#70426
Feb 12, 2006 at 12:41am

I’ve been trying to research how exactly those people achieve the
RFID tracking. I was thinking one of those and a pressure sensor
for each finger tip. could emulate this pretty well. is that
something best left to MIT or can I rig it up with my icube? I’m an
admitted stupid head on electrical and hardware issues.

as for the lemur, this video shows EXACTLY what multitouch technology
is capable of and exactly why the product is limited by what seems to
be unneeded infrastructure. IMHO

because truthfully, I’d buy one of these things for 2.8k in a heart
beat. (hangs head)

-matt
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#70427
Feb 12, 2006 at 1:18am

Speaking of miltitouch, FTIR, and Lemur…the pixelsumo blog has a new
posting about all that stuff: http://pixelsumo.com/

wes

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