YBLTV had the opportunity to speak with Timo Korpela, GM of MultiTouch Americas at International CES earlier this month when the company, MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality™. With the new technology, MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® series of displays are able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system.
Enriched Reality is based on MultiTouch’s proprietary Computer Vision Through Screen (CVTS) technology and uses 2D optical markers for real-life object detection to uniquely identify any object attached to a marker. In addition to this, Enriched Reality supports blob tracking which recognizes all basic geometric shapes including circles, triangles and rectangles.
MultiTouch also announced that a number of clients are using its Enriched Reality technology. These clients include:
- San Francisco-based Snibbe Interactive with installations at EMP Museum in Seattle, Mob Museum in Las Vegas and Orthofix, a medical company from Lewisville, TX, http://youtu.be/Cjt0_FbVVzw
- Switzerland-based Atracsys with its Chocolate station, http://youtu.be/AHE8d5IWAvo
- Spain-based Sensaa with its Sekuensaa music application, http://vimeo.com/10805193
- Denmark-based CAVI with its Lego Flow application, http://youtu.be/CND3ClC4KwY
“Enriched Reality underlines the uniqueness of MultiTouch’s CVTS technology,” says Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. “The CVTS technology can detect everything from single touch points to unlimited number of users to simultaneous use of hands, IR pens and real-life objects. The support for Enriched Reality will accelerate the development of applications that combine real-life objects with digital content in classrooms, museums and retail.”
YBLTV was fortunate to see MultiTouch’s Enriched Reality in action – what an amazing experience! Live demonstration at International CES included CAVI Radartable (http://youtu.be/tivjAaLaO-w) where users can compose music with real-life pieces that represent different instruments, musical effects and samples.
Enriched Reality is included with MultiTaction series of displays as a standard feature. The developers can use MultiTouch’s proprietary Cornerstone SDK, XML or TUIO interface to access the marker and blob information on the screens.
For more information on the company’s ultra-thin bezel 55” touch screen, click here. For further information about MultiTouch, please visit www.multitaction.com, youtube.com/multitaction, and twitter.com/multitaction.
Aimed at installations in retail, education, real estate, exhibitions and corporate use, MultiTaction® Cell multitouch displays boast the world’s most advanced interaction features and an ultra-fast 200 fps tracking, enabling the most engaging interactive user experiences to be deployed. Based on MultiTouch’s proprietary Computer Vision Through Screen technology, MultiTaction® Cells are designed for multiple concurrent input methods, including fingers, hands, pens and Enriched Reality™: interaction with real-life objects, and can be stacked to create very large interactive surfaces in a variety of shapes to be interacted with by unlimited number of concurrent users. Full networking capabilities allow for cloud applications and social media integration as well as remote management and monitoring.
About MultiTouch Ltd.
MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, California, New York City and an office in Singapore. The company’s systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitaction.com.