Technology: BiDi Screen from MIT Media Lab

What the MIT Media Lab describes as “Computing with a wave of the hand” makes the much hyped implementation of current multi-touch screens look like technology from another century (which it actually is).

The new system allows gestural control without the need to touch the screen’s surface of screen elements with 3D objects and hand movements in 3D space near the screen – think Minority Report on a small screen. Watch the video below to see it in action.










Really impressive – More information at the MIT News site and on the BiDi Screen project site

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