A new 3M and Ideum multitouch table prototype debuts this week at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013 in Las Vegas. DSE is the world’s largest trade show dedicated to interactive display technology. The table uses the 3M 46″ (C4667PW) multitouch display integrated into an Ideum Platform pedestal.
The 46″ 3M Multi-Touch Display, with 3M Projected Capacitive Technology, has been fully integrated within an Ideum Platform multitouch table chassis. The table supports 60 simultaneous touch points at an ultra fast 12ms response rate. It is fully-integrated and has a single-push button control. The Platform has an i7 quad-core processor, 16 GB RAM, and an SSD drive. It has full connectivity including built in RFID and it runs Windows 7 or 8 OS.
DSE 2013 attendees are invited to stop by the 3M Touch Systems booth (#926) and check it out. There will also be Gestureworks multitouch software demos running on a variety of 3M hardware including their massive 84″ multitouch screen. Ideum will be on-hand at DSE on Thursday, February 28 and we welcome you to contact us to meet up.
Below are a few photographs of the prototype.
This new Ideum and 3M Platform prototype is as exactingly crafted as all of our multitouch tables: hardened, turn-key, and made for demanding public spaces. The 46″ Platform table will be available this summer, we hope to announce a firm date in the next month.
This week we released Gestureworks Core for authoring multitouch and motion recognition applications (using the Leap Motion controller) for C++, C# .NET, Java, and Python. Development of the Core has been ongoing since 2011 – some of the foundational work goes back even farther. Core development has been largely self-funded, although we are very grateful for the support we received from the Los Alamos National Laboratories Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) in 2012. We are incredibly excited about Core and believe we’ve created the most powerful and fastest authoring platform for multitouch and motion recognition available.
We’ve also released our first Gestureworks-powered utility called GestureKey. This unique utility for Windows 8 maps gestures to key commands and mouse events, making legacy applications multitouch-enabled. It is incredibly easy-to-use; you can add multitouch to virtually any Windows app in minutes with no programming.
It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that we announce the release of Gestureworks Core.
Core is a new and innovative multitouch and HCI framework for C++, C#/.NET, Java, and Python that was developed by Ideum over the last few years. The framework reflects our knowledge of authoring custom exhibits and applications, our learning experiences from developing multitouch systems and experimenting with motion recognition and other new HCI technologies.
The Gestureworks Core team has created the most efficient and powerful authoring platform for multitouch and motion recognition ever built. It has a small CPU-footprint, thread safe processing and Gestureworks built-apps perform flawlessly on virtually any touch-enabled device – from a phone to a huge multiscreen ultra-HD touch wall. Gestureworks Core also works with the Leap motion device.
Core comes with a library of over 300 gestures and is fully extensible with support for Gesture Markup language (GML). The framework also has gesture filters including interitial and noise filtering, so virtual objects behave as one would expect. Developers can work in a variety of existing frameworks including: Cinder, Open Frameworks, Unity 3D, XNA, Kivy, Java 2D and Processing.
Watch our video featuring the Gestureworks Core Visualizer and witness the power and efficiency of Core.
Along with Gestureworks Core, we will be releasing the GestureKey utility for Windows 8. This application allows users to to map key-commands and mouse events to gestures, making legacy applications touch-enabled. Please visit the Gestureworks website on February 13th to learn more about Core and the GestureKey Utility.
(Cross-posted on Gestureworks blog)
As we have have mentioned on GestureWorks blog, we are currently working towards releasing a new multitouch SDK for C++, .NET, JAVA, and Python. GestureWorks Core is now available as an Alpha version. Along with amazingly fast gesture processing, GestureWorks Core supports over 300 gestures and the Gesture Markup Language.
GestureWorks Core can also work on multiple screens simultaneously (3M and Ultrabook) and it works “out of the box” with the Leap motion device, providing support for 2D and 3D gestures. Check out the video below:
You can apply to try the Alpha version of GestureWorks Core (Java will be available in a few weeks). The full release of GestureWorks for all development platforms is coming in early 2013.
We will be at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) from January 29-31 in Amsterdam. The conference drew 40,000 attendees last year and a large number of display, HCI, hardware and software vendors exhibit their products. You can learn more about the conference at: www.iseurope.org
The Ideum booth (stand 8-R200) will have a Platform multitouch table and we will be showing the GestureWorks core multitouch software along with our new GestureKey utility for Windows 8. We will show our software working with a number of different touch and motion recognition devices including our own multitouch table.
If you are planning on attending and would like meet up, please contact us and let us know. See you in Amsterdam in the new year!
Last week, the popular tech blog, TechCrunch posted an article on GestureWorks including a review of the new GestureWorks Core and GestureKey multitouch utility app for Windows 8. Ideum has been developing the GestureWorks multitouch framework since 2009.
The author, Alex Williams met us the Blur conference and shot some video of GestureWorks in action as well. You can read the full article on the TechCrunch website: Ideum’s GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabooks Apps.
The MT65 Presenter is an integrated and hardened 65″ LED HD multitouch display. It is multitouch enabled from start-up and has a powerful CPU and dedicated GPU inside. It is a plug-and-play touch wall, ready for museums, public places, research labs, retail spaces, and other tough environments. We recently released a video to highlight many of the Presenter’s core features and benefits.
Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear your feedback.
If you’ve read Ideum Blog and you’ve been keeping up with GestureWorks and Open Exhibits, you know that we’re fast moving and productive group. The unfortunate thing about being this productive is that we often don’t get the chance to share all the cool ideas, experiments, and discoveries we’ve made along the way.
Enter Ideum Labs, our new Tumblr blog. Labs was conceived as a high output, low production value home for Ideum and GestureWorks Staff to share raw ideas, UX experiments, project snippets, random acts of science, and interesting HCI + multitouch news.
Beginning in March, Linux users and developers will be able to take full advantage of the gesture-driven, social features of MT55 Pro table, MT55 Platform table, and the new MT65 Presenter wall display with native multitouch and GestureWorks support for applications deployed in Ubuntu.
Running multitouch applications on our devices will be plug and play. Touch data from our driver will be exposed to both the TUIO protocol and by Linux’s native multitouch protocol. In the future, we plan to expand support to include the Linux X11 API’s, bringing full compatibility to both the Qt and GTK+ (Gimp toolkit) frameworks.
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GestureWorks built software will be showcased in the Touch Revolution booth at CES 2012 in Las Vegas in January. GestureWorks is our own commercial multitouch authoring framework. If you’re at CES stop by the booth and check out our software and Touch Revolution’s multitouch displays.The Touch Revolution booth will be located at South 1 -20248. Last year, we showed off our multitouch Asteroids game (see below). This year we will have a new demo to show.
You can purchase GestureWorks bundled with the Touch Revolution 21.5″ TRū™ Touch Monitor in the TouchRev store.