With Microsoft mystery event finally ended up with the announcement of Surface Tablet, TechCrunch spotted an interesting piece of note, at the bottom of Microsoft’s new tablet Surface page, it says, “Looking for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft Pixelsense? Visit www.pixelsense.com.“
Sound interesting, isn’t. Does it means that before finalizing the Surface tablet to bring it in the market, the company has worked on some large LCD panel, made with Samsung, which probably enabled people to recognize fingers, hands, and objects placed on the screen, enabling vision-based interaction without the use of cameras.
One of those links explains a little more about what that is:
PixelSense allows a display to recognize fingers, hands, and objects placed on the screen, enabling vision-based interaction without the use of cameras. The individual pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.
Think of it like the connection between the eye and the brain. You need both, working together, to see. In this case, the eye is the sensor in the panel, it picks up the image and it feeds that to the brain which is our vision input processor that recognizes the image and does something with it. Taken in whole…this is PixelSense