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Australian Uni Students develop rival to Microsoft Surface

Posted: March 2, 2010 at 10:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

I came across an interesting article on TheAustralian.com.au website (I was reading the article from my Blackberry via RSS) and I wanted to share  this with everyone – especially after we posted an article on the weekend talking about the Microsoft Surface. What makes this article interesting is the fact that there may be a rival system (application is called Focus) to the Microsoft Surface. According to the article the application uses cameras to interpret gestures and movements made across a table to control an onscreen computer interface. In this case it can be a table like the Microsoft Surface. What’s more interesting is that the hardware costs less than $5000 (consists of a projector, a laptop, a motion sensor and a table) and it integrates with the Apple iPhone.

This may be a good opportunity for us to interview these students if we get a chance since they are local students.

Have a read of the article here and there’s also a video explaining how the system works.


Which one would you use, Microsoft Surface or Focus?


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  • April 7, 2010 at 11:02 am Multitouch

    Microsoft Surface is an off-the-shelf product, but focus is still…. too young as just demo.

    And in the video, he needs a special pen, a lot of inconvenience for users,

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