Published on June 15, 2009
PRESENTED BY:ROSEMARY : PRESENTED BY:ROSEMARY Introduction : Introduction Turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant and interactive surface Microsoft 1st commercially-available surface computing platform Provides effortless access to digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects 30-inch diagonal display in a table-like form factor that's easy for individuals or multiple people to interact just like in the real world. Come to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more Available in the retail, hospitality, automotive, banking and healthcare industries History : History 2001: Microsoft researchers Steve Bathiche and Andy Wilson developed idea of an interactive table 2003: 1st prototype (T1) was presented to Bill Gates for approval 2004: Attention turned to form factor - experimental prototypes including “Tub prototype” 2005: Wilson and Bathiche introduced the concept of surface computing in a paper for Gates 2006: Pete Thompson joined the group as general manager 2007: Interactive tabletop device was built that seamlessly brings both the physical and virtual worlds into one Tub Prototype T1 Prototype Features : Features Direct interaction: Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands, interacting with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard. Multi-touch: Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger like a typical touch-screen, but up to dozens of items at once. Multi-user: The horizontal form factor makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience. Object recognition: Users can place physical objects on the surface to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content. Specifications : Specifications Design and Working : Design and Working Uses cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and touch User input is then processed Displayed using rear projection. Implementation : A real paint brush being used to draw a face on the Surface computer. Implementation Domino tags can be placed on top of the Surface computer, which then recognizes commands from the pattern of eight dots. Mobile phones with domino tags is placed on Surface's top and the relevant information for the handset is brought up. The glass has a domino tag on the bottom which sends information about what the drink is, and potentially how and where it's made. It could even be used to order another drink. A credit card with a domino tag fitted on the bottom is being used to pay the bill and payment is confirmed thereafter. Place an order without waiting for the waiter right from your table. Play games with family and friends. Swapping music from one mp3 player to another. Pros : Pros 4 features Designing made easier Time saving by eliminating many processes New and improved learning experience Not portable and Very expensive Dim lighting required to avoid washing out of screen Bar codes for objects Disposing can be difficult Cons Slide 10: Thank You !