Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of a next-generation user interface technology that enables intuitive, fingertip operations. This new technology is purported to accurately detect where the user’s finger is and what it is touching. Impressively, the system uses simple off-the-shelf cameras and projectors. This eliminates the need for expensive equipment and overcomes imprecise tracking—two issues posed by conventional technologies.
The new technology uses the cameras together with a projector to enable a user to trace a finger across a document on a table, copy the selected section as digital data, and display it. This intuitive interaction with objects like books and notes makes the technology an true interface between people and the digital world.
While that all sounds pretty simple and non-breathtaking, just you wait until you see it in action. It seems that the entire internet is in agreement that this system should just be labelled under Tony Stark Technology. The demonstrations are truly amazing, and we suggest you check them out in the video below.
For more extensive and technical details on the system, you can view Fujitsu’s press release.