Microsoft Mobile Surface Computer

Clipped from: Video: Microsoft 'Mobile Surface

A Microsoft Research project dubbed "Mobile Surface" links a mobile phone to a camera and projector, letting people interact with a screen projected onto a tabletop by moving their hands in the air above it.

It's named after the company's Surface tabletop computer, and while the portable version doesn't provide nearly the screen resolution of its much larger cousin, Mobile Surface is notable in that it allows for three-dimensional control by sensing not lateral movement but also the distance between the hands and the surface.

Clipped from: Microsoft Demos 'Mobile Surface' And On-The-Fly Phone Call Translation
The project is an implementation wherein Microsoft plans to allow you to use any tabletop surface as an interacting device with the help of a mobile projector and camera setup. The demo shows:
  • A camera, projector and mobile phone, a projection of the mobile phone display is made on a tabletop, where a user interacts.
  • Ability to increase or decrease volume by moving your hand in the air.
  • Playing a drum set by moving hands in the air or hitting the projection of the drum set on a table.

Clipped from: YouTube - Mobile Surface Computer

Mobile Surface Computer

Clipped from: Mobile Surface - Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research

Mobile Surface

It is a novel interaction system for mobile computing. Our goal is to bring Microsoft Surface experience to mobile scenarios, and more importantly, to enable 3D interaction with mobile devices. We do research on how to transform any surface (e.g., a coffee table or a piece of paper) to Mobile Surface with a mobile device and a camera-projector system. Besides this, our work also includes how to get 3D object model in real-time, augmented reality and multiple-layer 3D information presentation.



Clipped from: Prototype Microsoft Mobile Surface PC one-ups iPhone

The prototype Mobile Surface device combines the features of Microsoft's Surface touchscreen computer along with the gesture-based interface of its coming Project Natal game control system for the Xbox 360.
Mobile Surface is also reminiscent of the 'Minority Report' interface demoed by startup PrimeSense at CES earlier this year.

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  2. Microsoft Demos 'Mobile Surface' And On-The-Fly Phone Call Translation
  3. YouTube - Mobile Surface Computer
  4. Mobile Surface - Microsoft Research
  5. Prototype Microsoft Mobile Surface PC one-ups iPhone
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