Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions." Yes, Jeff Han is now a Microsoft employee. This demo still amazes me - from 2006. Before the iPhone. Before Android. Before the iPad. Remember that the next time you wind up in a discussion about who supposedly invented what.
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RE[2]: I built one too!
by phti on Tue 10th Jul 2012 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE: I built one too!"
phti
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2012-06-02

well, that might have worked in a lab, but think about real life: noise interferences and all the problems that a "cheap piezo" would have when exposed to daily heavy usage.
capacitive sensing is not at all unreliable, just take a look at how well it works on an ipad or similar devices. by now it's the best technology we came up with for touch surfaces. too bad it's still expensive and not usable on large surfaces.

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