Evoluce brings gesture control to 47-inch touchscreen display


May 16, 2010

Users of the Evoluce ONE can now scroll, rotate, stretch, shrink, or pivot in mid-air thanks to geo-spatial gesture control

Users of the Evoluce ONE can now scroll, rotate, stretch, shrink, or pivot in mid-air thanks to geo-spatial gesture control

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Last October, Evoluce showed off its 47-inch multi-touch LCD HD display monster which can register an unlimited number of simultaneous contact points from both stylus and human touch. Not content with mere touchscreen technology, the company has now unveiled geo-spatial gesture functionality too.

German display innovator Evoluce has now updated its Integrated Through Screen Optics (ITSO) sensing technology so that users can control actions on the screen at up to a meter away from the surface of its huge display. Mid-air scrolling, rotating, stretching, shrinking, or pivoting motions of a user's hands are immediately registered and translated into screen actions such as pinch and zoom, screen transition or application dismissal.

The company's Wolfgang Herfurtner sees the technology being useful for "collaboration, product and industrial design, business intelligence, information visualization, medical imaging, and command and control functions. The possibilities are truly mindboggling."

The 47-inch Evoluce ONE scratch resistant haptic touch surface benefits from full 1080p high definition rendering in 16:9 aspect and Multi-Touch Input Management software, which takes care of all those unlimited screen touches from both stylus and fingers. The system supports the full functionality of Windows 7 but is also compatible with all standard development interfaces for multi-touch applications and can recognize 8-bit binary tagged objects and then trigger an appropriate software response, such as syncing with a smartphone or tablet.

The following video overview shows what the technology is capable of:

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1 Comment

I think this Minority Report application of using your hands has many applications:

Use it to view homes/holidays in specific agency windows, check recipes before eating in a restaurant, incorporate them in pub tables to check your email or YouTube videos, install them at bus shelters so you can get stores to advertise there products, allowing the customer to access live video of the item as well (of which if installed on a Toshiba TV 3D spectacle free unit, would just be awesome!).

What people are forgetting here is that unlike capacitative screens, that require a physical contact, here you don\'t, thus, no constant cleaning of the screen. Also, imagine its uses for limbless patients, that can now control there whole house functions, by a bespoke laptop or PC.

I just love the idea of this software, especially if utilised in the kitchen or bathroom, of where you don\'t have to fiddle with a remote control to change channels, check your email, photos, etc.

Guys, just give me a Kinect for a month, and I will give you a product application list, as long as your arm... without even touching one key!

Harpal Sahota
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