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Transform Your TV Into Touchscreen With Nokia

Blog | Telecoms

Charlie | Wednesday 22nd, 2010, 12:00am BST

Nokia Plug and Touch is a gesture-based technology from Beijing’s Nokia Research Center (NRC). It can transform any screen into a touchscreen. Marshall from NRC shows us this technology direct from Nokia World in London. He uses the Nokia N8 connected to an HDTV via the HDMI output. The gestures are recognized by the Nokia N8′s camera. Currently, only two gestures are recognized: click and vertical scrolling. This research project is important because they’re trying to figure out how to take the touchscreen experience away from the touchscreen. As they see more development in augment reality and even 3D UI, they are studying how to leverage the sensor from the camera to track gestures so we can interact with the content. Imagine interacting with 3D UI in the air like in the Iron Man movie! Plug and Touch is a research prototype to help them create new products for future gesture-based experiences. Source: Nokia Blog