research for the next generation…

I was pointed to a very very very interesting research website today. It’s the website of Jefferson Y. Han – a consultant at the NYU’s Department of Computer Science. He is showing off the research projects he is working on. What an impressive portfolio!!!

One of these projects is the “Multi-Touch Interaction” which means:

“While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact, multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time, as in chording and bi-manual operations. Such sensing devices are inherently also able to accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful for larger interaction scenarios such as interactive walls and tabletops. “

This video and project came up when some people discussed the recent Apple patents like “gestures for touch sensitive input devices”.

But there’s more to discover on Hans website – so go there immediately and get inspired…