Essay on Microsoft Surface
A White Paper
Prepared By: Allison Jeffers Gainey Jeffersa2@winthrop.edu November 2008 EDUC 651
What are multi-touch surfaces?
Multi-touch surfaces allow for a device to recognize two or more simultaneous touches by more than one user. Some have the ability to recognize objects by distinguishing between the differences in pressure and temperature of what is placed on the surface. Depending on the size and applications installed in the surface, two or more people can be doing different or independent applications on the device. Multi-touch computing is the direct manipulation of virtual objects, pages, and images allowing you to swipe, pinch, grab, rotate, type, and command them eliminating …show more content…
Additional Pricing Information:
Figure A: Pricing Information
Application: The following is an example of a possible application using Microsoft Surface:
1) On the left you have your device which has stored your information. 2) On the right you have your friend’s device which has stored his/her information. 3) In the center it’s showing how you can pull the information needed from each device and compile it to complete the final project.
Technical Aspects/Features: These all have the same basic framework using cameras to sense objects, hand gestures, and touch. The user input is then processed and displayed on the surface using rear projection. The following is a diagram of the Microsoft Surface (Figure B) and an explanation of the