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Microsoft Surface without a surface

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:a89a217b-fc38-4a6c-87f8-ab59a2028391&#038;showPlaylist=true&#038;from=shared" target="_new" title="Touchless">Video: Touchless</a>

Microsoft has released what’s more or less a stripped-down version of their multitouch Microsoft Surface; in face, there’s no surface included at all. Anyone with a webcam (and Windows) can try it out. From Geek.com:

Although many developers may be waiting for the release of the Surface SDK expected later this month, Microsoft have in fact released another touch-related SDK you can play with right now.

Called Touchless, this SDK allows you to experiment with multi-touch applications with little investment in hardware. In order to use Touchless all you need is a webcam as the video above demonstrates.

Microsoft release webcam multi-touch Touchless SDK

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  1. I’ve done it! Spurred on by this article, I built myself a wearable display and it works PERFECTLY.

    A picture of me wearing it, mounted temporarily to some funky yellow polarized computer glasses: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30230927&l=7b22a&id=1055580469

    For those wanting slightly more in-depth instructions, I’ve posted a video of the multiple steps I had to go through to make it work. It’s here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WSxUXGXv8 (note: this video was being processed as of when I posted this link, but by the time you read this it should be done)

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