MuTable
MultiMedia MultiTouch Table
01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009
Has been finalized

This project aimed at creating a new software architecture for multi-touch interaction. This involved creating new building blocks that developers, designers, artists, end-users,... need to create new custom applications that take advantage of multitouch technology. The corner stone of a successful set of applications, is the suitability of the appropriate interaction techniques that allow natural interaction. The realization of these interaction techniques, in combination with support for high quality visualization of multimedia information, was one of the main goals of this project.

This domain is evolving with a rapid pace: virtually every week we hear about new types of touch displays and interaction techniques that can change the way we are using computers. One of the challenges we wanted to tackle is to provide an abstraction layer that hides this complexity and put control for creating new applications in the hands of the developers, artists, teachers, vendors, domain specialists,... instead of the hardware vendor.

Partners: EDM (UHasselt); CUO (K.U.Leuven); Vooruit; STAM; Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent; Ravi; Artec