Have you ever wanted to physically move information across makeshift screens like they do in the movies? Thanks to Microsoft and UBI Interactive, your wish has come true! Users can now project their computer screens onto nearly any surface and personally move the information with the touch of their fingertip. The innovative technology uses Microsoft’s motion-sensing hardware, Kinect, and works on surfaces such as walls, tables and glass.
Pushing for greater human collaboration, this technology has the capacity to benefit a diverse set of industries. Retail chains can implement interactive store displays, teachers can engage their students in hands-on lesson plans, and architects can turn their blueprint visions into reality.
Anup Chatoth, Ubi Co-founder and Chief Executive, says by turning any surface into a screen, they can eliminate the need for hardware thereby reducing costs, creating endless possibilities for their consumers. The software went on sale this week and ranges in price from $149 to $1,499.
What sparked our fire: The ability to turn nearly any surface into a fully functioning touch screen.
How long before we live in a screen-less world?