O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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Keynote

The Future of Interfaces Is Multi-Touch

Jeff Han, Research Scientist, NYU's Department of Computer Science

Date: Tuesday, March 07
Time: 9:10am - 9:30am
Location: Elizabeth Ballroom ABCD

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.

We've developed a new multi-touch sensing technique that's unprecedented in precision and scalability, and I will be demonstrating some of our latest research on the new sorts of interaction techniques that are now possible.



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