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Jeff Han gave an amazing talk and demo at Etech – pictured here, LCARS multi-tounch interface!

While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact, multi-touch systems enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time, allowing for the use of both hands along with chording gestures. These kinds of interactions hold tremendous potential for advances in efficiency, usability, and intuitiveness. Multi-touch systems are inherently also able to accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful for collaborative scenarios such as interactive walls and tabletops.

  • Video of multi-touch – Link.
  • Photo gallery of the multi-touch gear – Link.
  • Transcript of Jeff Han’s talk – Link.
  • I shot some video, was far away – but here it is – Link.

Bonus: I talked to Jeff after his session and I think we’ll have a DIY version on MAKE soon!