Multi-Touch Interaction


    Feb 11 2006 | 7:39 pm
    thought people might find this interesting...sorry if its already been posted about: http://mrl.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch/

    • Feb 11 2006 | 8:04 pm
      You can also look here : http://www.jazzmutant.com/ this multi-touch machine is realy great to control max / msp
    • Feb 11 2006 | 8:23 pm
      yeah i was actually wondering how the lemur would compare to what they're doing...
    • Feb 11 2006 | 8:41 pm
      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.
    • Feb 11 2006 | 9:53 pm
      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..
    • Feb 11 2006 | 10:08 pm
      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..
    • Feb 12 2006 | 12:41 am
      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 . . . . . . . . . . . . Http://www.EstateSound.com Http://ideasforstuff.blogspot.com . . . . . . . . . . . .
    • Feb 12 2006 | 1:18 am
      Speaking of miltitouch, FTIR, and Lemur...the pixelsumo blog has a new posting about all that stuff: http://pixelsumo.com/
      wes