Apple patent paves way for projector powered mobile collaboration

AUTHOR: Inavate

Apple is looking to integrate pico projectors and gesture control tech into future iOS devices according to reports from the company’s blog, Patently Apple. The development will allow users with Apple devices to create projected shared workspaces that can be manipulated by gestures from a number of participants. The developments suggest that Apple is determined to push its already popular iPad further into the enterprise space.

The company also details gesture technology that can interpret shadow and silhouette gesturing associated with presentations in darkened environments.

The revelation came as the technology giant was granted a patent for an invention that “relates to electronic devices with projected displays that may be in communication with one another to form a shared workspace”.

Anthony Fai is credited as the sole inventor of the granted patent which was originally filed in the first quarter of 2010 and published this month by the US Patent and Trademark Office.