Put off wondering how cool you could be for a few minutes and check out some spakin’ new multitouch interface, 70 inches of multi-touch in that ever so seductive, yet utilitarian, table-top style we’ve just adore.
It’s called Struktable created by none other than… Strukt, convenient, that little play on words, in’t it? However, they’re not playing around when it comes to sucking your fingertip data into infrared LED’s. take a gander at the magnificence in this demo video.
What’s really cool
The Strukt team from Vienna, Austria has got some interesting ideas about multi-touch. They do all the photo draggin’ and resizing crap, but the very first program shown in the video is a ‘Geometry Drawing Application’. It doesn’t look like much the first time through, but watch the first :30 seconds a few times and you’ll start to see how multiple interactions are creating geometry out of the tiny artifacts floating around that start out as sort of a gaseous cloud. The circular items are menus and property managers of sorts. Very cool ideas about how 3D geometry could be created in a multi-user, multi-touch environment.
The Struktable development details
After you see the video you may be interested in checking out their Multi-touch interface research blog.