Introduced at CES the Light Touch is a reference platform looking for partners. It’s basically a convergence of the Pico Projectors and the technology used for sensing your fingers in those laser projected keyboards. The result is a full-color, projected, multi-touch, screen that can work on any light colored surface. It comes in a tiny package and I can see these used in restaurants, stores, and many other places!
Press release follows…
Light Touch™ is an interactive projector that instantly transforms any flat surface into a touch screen. It frees multimedia content from the confines of the small screen, allowing users to interact with that content just as they do on their hand held devices – using multi-touch technology.
Light Touch™ has Holographic Laser Projection (HLP™) technology inside which creates bright, high-quality video images in WVGA resolution. Integrated infrared sensors detect motion and turn the projected image into a 10.1? virtual touch screen, so the user can control the projector and interact with applications simply by touching the image.
The opportunities for Light Touch™ extend beyond consumer electronics and into retail spaces, the workplace and the home profoundly changing the way people interact with multimedia content and the built environment. Light Touch™ has recently been named a CES Innovations Honoree in both the Media Player and Personal Electronics categories.
Light Touch™ has a Windows CE operating system and runs Adobe Flash Lite, making it a versatile platform, ideal for realising new uses. Built in WiFi capability connects applications directly to the internet, immediately opening up rich functionality such as social networking, multimedia sharing and electronic point of sale.