That’s what Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive can do with Ubi, a plug-and-play gesture control system that uses Microsoft’s Kinect to turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen, Minority Report style.
What is Ubi’s plug-and-play system? Well, it’s a combination of the Ubi engine (a PC-compatible software) and a depth sensor camera that could be attached to a regular projector. The depth sensor camera captures the gestures, while the Ubi engine interprets them as command inputs.
But, does Ubi work? Here’s a demo video by ©stevecla from YouTube:
That’s pretty impressive technology. And just as Anup Chathoth, one member of Ubi Interactive’s three-man team said, it’s like having “an 80-inch screen you can carry inside a laptop case” – convenient and albeit fantastically inexpensive.
For more information, check out Ubi’s website HERE.
You can also read a review from Wired UK HERE.