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Google Project Jacquard – Weavable Wearable NUI


Project Jacquard is a new system for weaving technology into fabric, transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces. Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers to build connected, touch-sensitive textiles into their own products.

AnyTouch concept video (Mashable)

Startup Ayotle and advertising agency Digitas have partnered to develop AnyTouch, a prototype that transforms objects and surfaces into touchscreens. With new types of sensors, 3D scanning and specialised software it is possible to transform everyday objects and surfaces into Natural User Interfaces. This video from Mashable highlights some of the latest developments, to date in surface interface technology.

Google Art Project – NUI Demo

EXOdesk NUI Preview

EXOdesk UI is built on the HTML5 apps runtime EXOengine. An application can be built either with HTML tags or with HTML5 canvas. In all situations, hardware acceleration is enabled.

Independent access to pressure, speed and angle of movement for up to 256 simultaneous points of touch, enabling advanced behaviors and collaborative applications.

EXOdesk Application Development Challenge – http://exopclab.blogspot.com/

MultiTouch Ltd’s 46-inch unlimited touch display – CES 2011

Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research talks about projects like Gustav

Recently I had the chance to sit down with Bill Buxton the Principal Researcher for Microsoft and ask him some questions about Expressive – Natural User Interface (NUI) developments. For more good stuff from Bill Buxton go to the interviews to the left of the screen.

Wacom multitouch Cintiq21UX and Microsft Gustav demo explained

Dan Tower, software engineer at Wacom talks to Ric Holland about the multitouch Wacom Cintiq21UX prototype built for the research project – Gustav and demonstrated earlier this year at the Microsoft Mix10 conference.

Ten One Design developing pen pressure app for iPad

This is a technical demonstration of pressure sensitivity on an Apple iPad using a Pogo Sketch. The video shows how pen pressure can be used to change the width of a line. Palm rejection capabilities are also demonstrated.

RollTop concept Laptop 2010

Noise Bridge developing the Articulator app for iPad

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