OmniTouch is a wearable depth-sensing and projection system that enables
interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces. Beyond the
shoulder-worn system, there is no instrumentation of the user or environment.
Foremost, the system allows the wearer to use their hands, arms and legs as
graphical, interactive surfaces. Users can also transiently appropriate surfaces
from the environment to expand the interactive area (e.g., books, walls,
tables). On such surfaces – without any calibration – OmniTouch provides
capabilities similar to that of a mouse or touchscreen: X and Y location in 2D
interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide
variety of interactions. Thus, it is now conceivable that anything one can do on
today’s mobile devices, they could do in the palm of their hand.
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