Virtual factories under your fingers
January 16th, 2008

We’ve seen lots of multi-touch tables recently, but many of them were designed for gamers. The one developed at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany is designed for engineers. This Multi-Touch table screen allows to inspect virtual factories. As ‘many industrial processes involve reactions in places that are difficult to see directly,’ this touch screen permits to watch these processes in progress. It can be operated intuitively using a combination of fingers and it recognizes swiping movements. With the current model, the image size is about 150 x 90 cm. And it is already used by the Coperion Group, which builds complete plants for several industries. But read more…

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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