Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


MultiTouch announces Enriched Reality for interactive displays

The new technology, which will be demonstrated at ISE, allows a display to recognise an object that interacts with, or is placed on, an interactive display.

Interactive display systems company MultiTouch has announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality. With the new technology, the company says that its MultiTaction series of displays is able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system.

MultiTouch will showcase Enriched Reality later this month at ISE.

Enriched Reality is based on MultiTouch’s proprietary Computer Vision Through Screen (CVTS) technology and uses 2D optical markers for real-life object detection to uniquely identify any object attached to a marker. In addition to this, Enriched Reality supports blob tracking which recognises all basic geometric shapes including circles, triangles and rectangles.

MultiTouch has also announced that a number of clients are using its Enriched Reality technology including San Francisco-based Snibbe Interactive with installations at EMP Museum in Seattle, Mob Museum in Las Vegas and Orthofix, a medical company from Lewisville, Texas; Switzerland-based Atracsys with its Chocolate station; Spain-based Sensaa with its Sekuensaa music application; and Denmark-based CAVI with its Lego Flow application.

“Enriched Reality underlines the uniqueness of MultiTouch’s CVTS technology,” said Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. “The CVTS technology can detect everything from single touch points to unlimited number of users to simultaneous use of hands, IR pens and real-life objects. The support for Enriched Reality will accelerate the development of applications that combine real-life objects with digital content in classrooms, museums and retail.”

Enriched Reality is included with the MultiTaction series of displays as a standard feature. The developers can use MultiTouch’s proprietary Cornerstone SDK, XML or TUIO interface to access the marker and blob information on the screens.