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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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More Multitouch from Jeff Han



In January we'd reported that Jeff Han had formed his own company called Perspective Pixel to market large versions of his Multi Touch screen to companies.

Here's a new demo from Han on a much larger display. It appears they've created more user-inteface methods for touch screen -- with menus and selection methods being demoed:

http://www.macrumors.com/2007/02/12/...from-jeff-han/
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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There is no link to new Jeff Han stuff...

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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This is so cool but what type of computer do you think that is able to run something like that? How long before these multi touch displays come to market?
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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This is so cool but what type of computer do you think that is able to run something like that? How long before these multi touch displays come to market?
I think that the scientific market will be first, but concepts (e.g. stretching photos) are used in products like iPhone and will be implemented gradually and hopefully seamlessly into existing products as and when they become economically viable.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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This reminds me of the stacks patent when the guy groups all those pictures together and then piles them together.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:53 AM   #6
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This is so cool but what type of computer do you think that is able to run something like that? How long before these multi touch displays come to market?
Later this year.

June 11th WWDC: New tablet MBPs + "secret features" in Leopard!

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:55 AM   #7
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This reminds me of the stacks patent when the guy groups all those pictures together and then piles them together.
But that was horribly inefficient e.g. you could not see the picture, just an icon representing a jpeg file...
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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Later this year.

June 11th WWDC: New tablet MBPs + "secret features" in Leopard!

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:09 PM   #9
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totally out of minority report....i love it


this looks really cool, probably not very efficient for video editing, but cool
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:11 PM   #10
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totally out of minority report....i love it


this looks really cool, probably not very efficient for video editing, but cool
I would have thought that dragging things to be where you want them would be perfect for video editing...
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:24 PM   #11
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This is *soooo* cool. Like unbelievably so.
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I would have thought that dragging things to be where you want them would be perfect for video editing...
You can drag and drop things with mice.
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You can drag and drop things with mice.
You can do most things he is doing with a mouse, I just thought it may be easier with his way...
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Looks really sweet. I can envision many scenarios as an engineer/scientist where something like this would be great for visualizing new designs.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:30 PM   #15
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Wow.

I hope multi-touch screens like these don't turn out to be vapourware.

I can't even begin to imagine how much they must cost at the moment.

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:32 PM   #16
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cool but,

my arms would get really tired
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:34 PM   #17
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my arms would get really tired
Have you seen the smaller one, it is an iMac sized screen, the OP has a link...
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I can see this technology really getting a foothold in the scientific imaging field. To answer excalibur313's question- yes, you will need something pretty beefy with a fast GPU... give it a couple of years. My concern is how will this method of input deal with having fingerprint smudges everywhere. You'd have to work for 15 minutes, use Windex, work another 15, repeat. It would be great to have a no-touch design, where your gestures are interpreted by simply detecting their proximity to the screen.
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the link is too slow to watch right now.

seems interesting though
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It would be great to have a no-touch design, where your gestures are interpreted by simply detecting their proximity to the screen.
They can probably already do the "no touch" proximity thing now. From what I've heard, the iPhone's screen uses a capacitance method of sorts, detecting the electrical energy/field from your finger. If you could make that detection process more sensitive, it would be reasonable to think that you wouldnt' have to come into contact with the screen if it can detect your finger at x millimeters away. Then again, I'm a mechanical engineer so I don't know much about the electrical side of things. I guess it might be harder (and more expensive) to implement such a system on a large display as shown in the video though...
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Piles

Looks like Apple patented user interface called piles to me
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the link is too slow to watch right now.

seems interesting though
hmmmm... worked for me on the first try. try again, it was worth it!
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 01:06 PM   #23
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It would be great to have a no-touch design, where your gestures are interpreted by simply detecting their proximity to the screen.
Don't forget the nintendo Wii seems to have similar technology to this, so seeing a convergence of these two ideas in the future doesn't seem out of the question to me at all.
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If the iPhone runs a slimmed down version of 10.5 than multitouch could well be inside 10.5... and making a tablet or even a laptop with touchscreen much more interesting then any other available equivalent. and yes, Piles would work very well with multitouch.
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Don't forget the nintendo Wii seems to have similar technology to this, so seeing a convergence of these two ideas in the future doesn't seem out of the question to me at all.
Do you mean DS, or am I misinterpreting what you are saying?
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