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Infrared Light Blocking Foil Test for FTIR Multi-Touch Tables

virttableWithAndWithoutIRBlockingFoil
Figure 1: The Virttable’s display with (right) and without (left) the chosen IR blocking foil.

Some time back, I’ve bought some infrared blocking foil for the Virttable from the German foil store Ifoha. Infrared blocking foil is an approach for the blocking of ambient infrared light (e.g. from a light bulb or daylight) ONLY in a FTIR multi-touch setup as it blocks light that comes from above the table. I.e. in DI your hands reflect light that would be blocked by an IR blocking foil.

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Microsoft Surface Vision System

Very interesting: Surface tracks shapes with its vision system. There are five cameras in the Surface. The system has a very high resolution (dice can be tracked). Surface uses high-power leds with a mirror system.

via blogs.msdn.com

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UNFOCUS – FOCUS

I am going to present a few projects on my blog in which I collaborated in one or the other way. The project UNFOCUS – FOCUS is a multi-touch and TUI project that makes use of our fiducialtuioas3 classes.

UNFOCUS - FOCUS interface

What is UNFOCUS – FOCUS about?
How can we know what we do not see?

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Building process of the DIY Multi-Touch and Tangible User Interface Table The Virttable

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Watch photo set on Flickr.

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The Multi-Touch Table Virttable [Update]

The second multi-touch table, that I have built is called The Virttable, which stands for Versatile Illumination Research Touch Table.

CAD Drawing of the Virttable

This table is the property of the department for Design, Computer Science and Media (DCSM) of the Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences, which provided me with the money for the components of the Virttable. (Actually, we had student fees for a short time in Hessen/Germany. From a part of these student fees the Virttable has been built. Thank you, dear students!!! There’s no cent of public money in the Virttable.) Amongst others those parts include:

The computer that I have used in the Virttable is my Mac Mini.