Tag Archive: microsoft

Feb
04

Personal Clipboards

Subarea Clipboards (HandsDown)

Personal Clipboards for Individual Copy-and-Paste on Shared Multi-User Surfaces The copy-and-paste functionalities provided by clipboards are omnipresent on today’s computing devices from desktops to tablets to mobile phones. Despite this success, clipboards did not make their way to multi-user surfaces until now, because most surface computing devices cannot distinguish input from different users. To them, …

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Jan
25

GravitySpace

We use a mirror-metaphor to show how GravitySpace identifies users and tracks their location and poses

A New Approach to Tracking People and Objects Based on a Pressure-Sensing Floor GravitySpace is a new approach to tracking people and objects indoors. Unlike traditional solutions based on cameras, GravitySpace reconstructs scene data from a pressure-sensing floor. While the floor is limited to sensing objects in direct contact with the ground, GravitySpace reconstructs contents above …

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Mar
18

Filtering Microsoft Surface Finger Touches for ScatterViewItems

By default, Microsoft Surface responds to any touch, including non-finger touches for example caused by a hovering hand or a sleeve touching the table. While they can be ignored using the GetIsFingerRecognized() method and setting the Handled flag of TouchEventArgs in preview touch handlers, the ScatterView seems to be somewhat special. Although you cannot move it ScatterViewItems …

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Feb
11

Microsoft Surface 2 as Image Source for EmguCV

The Surface's raw image ready to be processed with Emgu CV

Microsoft’s new Surface (i.e., the Samsung SUR40 device) features PixelSense which offers an image similar to that of a camera-based interactive surface (some example captures). The Surface driver already does quite a bit of processing (e.g., finger and orientation recognition or tag detection). Still, there are many more possible applications using the raw image data. To …

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Feb
11

Samsung’s SUR40 for Microsoft Surface

Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface

This week we received two brand new devices, namely two shiny Samsung SUR40 multi-touch interactive surfaces (i.e., Microsoft’s new Surface, or Surface 2). In my opinion, their main advantage is not size or display resolution (there are bigger surfaces out there), but lies in their sensing technology PixelSense. In a nutshell, every pixel also acts …

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