28.05.12

Ubi makes any projected surface interactive with Kinect

Ubi Interactive says that it has created a system which can turn any surface into an interactive multi-touch workspace. Ubi's system uses a  Microsoft Kinect sensor to turn a regular projector into a multi-touch PC projection system, where PowerPoint, web pages, or even games no longer require clickers or wireless mice to be navigated.

By using the motion-tracking and depth-perception cameras in the Kinect, Ubi is able to detect where a user is pointing, swiping and tapping on a surface and interpret these gestures as if they were being performed on a giant touchscreen or interactive whiteboard.

So what, many of you may ask. Well, the so what is the price and the ability to retrofit the system onto virtually any existing projection system with a minimum of fuss.