Some new touch screen research has gotten good deal of coverage in Tech/Art blogs recently and I’d feel remiss not mentioning them here in light of our continuing interactive table research.
Jeff Han has posted his Multi-Touch Interaction Research. I’m a bit unclear if this technology is similar to the Entertaible that Brent posted about earlier. This surface senses touch by sensing a disruption in the path of light from an LED placed inside of a hollow film. Pressure on the film blocks the light.
As quoted from the website.
…These go far beyond the “poking” actions you get with a typical touchscreen, or the gross gesturing found in video-based interactive interfaces. It is a rich area for research, and we are extremely excited by its potential for advances in efficiency, usability, and intuitiveness. It’s also just so much fun!
It looks like they took the video on the NYU site down because it was too popular. Until the official mirror gets set up you can see the project here.