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RetroDepth: 3D Silhouette Sensing for High-Precision Input On and Above Physical Surfaces

Vision-based system for accurately sensing the 3D silhouettes of hands, styluses, and other objects, as they interact on and above a physical surfaces.


This is the Cintiq I’ve been waiting for and great to see Autodesk and other developers embracing touch and stylus interaction into the product’s work flow.

Android pen-based apps. Hands-on look

Pen seems to support pressure in the Adobe Journal app.

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

One Laptop Per Child project XO-3 tablet computer

One Laptop Per Child project founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the organization is accelerating its development of the XO-3 tablet computer and will have a working prototype by December 2010, two years ahead of projections. Negroponte said the final product would cost US$75.

Computex: Intel shows Moorestown prototype tablets


Atom SoC platform is actually closer to Moorestown than Pine Trail or Pine View — the major difference here is that Intel’s added Lincroft and Whitney Point to enable support for Windows 7. It will also support Google and MeeGo operating systems.

PixelQi 3Qi Tablets and Netbooks at Computex 2010

Latest range of multi-touch screens from PixelQi, some with eReader and built in Wacom pen/tablet functionality. Engaget

Natural User Interface research at Microsoft