Apple's multitouch pattent?
lars at laprican.de
Sat Mar 3 17:32:43 CET 2007
mathew davis wrote:
> Just wonderign if any body knows for sure if apple has a pattent on their
> multi touch technology. check out this video on google.
> Very impressive stuff. I mean I am sure that this would probably be a
> of processing for the neo, but just looking at the video there are so
> things that you can imagine you could do with this technology. This
> be a perfect peice of technology for an open community. If it is
> then I can't wait until someone else comes up with a similar
> technology. I
> counted that they had as many as 10 touches on the same panel at one
> I wonder if they just use some kind of sectioning or something. Any
> way's I
> am just curious. That and the voice control could change the way we
> interace with things. I have always thought that the interface between
> human and machine has developed very slowly. I mean the mouse and key
> have been around for ever and they are still the standard method of
> communicating with a machine. Just thought I would post this question
> as every one here seems to be very knowledgable about this kind of thing.
Well, actually the video isn't directly connected to apple ( AFAIK -
maybe they are cooperating with the author, or bought his technology).
The technology comes from a university ( or something like that )
project. See: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch/
There is also an opensource project implementing something similar:
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