NUITEQ's USA Partner Ideum recently launched an exciting project, where they used NUITEQ's image processing software TouchCore (for rear camera based multi-touch systems) on a seven foot uniquely shaped multi-touch wall at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
There's a world in every drop. That's what the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is trying to convey to their visitors with the "Tiny Drifters" exhibit which focuses on microscopic sea life.
Tiny Drifters allows visitors to "peer into a magnified drop of sea water" to see and interact with 3D rendered versions of microscopic sea life on a giant multitouch wall. Ideum collaborated with the aquarium and with Lindsay Digital in creating this truly unique multitouch installation.
Ideum designed and developed the hardware for the exhibit which includes better than high-definition resolution on a massive, seven-foot round multitouch wall.
Two blended high-resolution projectors provide a seamless and sharp "pixelless" image on a grand scale.
The custom IR (infrared system) can track hundreds of touch points and allows multiple visitors of all ages to interact together. The 10mm glass provides an incredibly durable surface for visitor interaction. The haptic glass surface improves the look and "feel" of the exhibit. Hands slide effortlessly over the micro-etched surface while not displaying finger prints or glare from gallery lights.
Ideum in a very nice way showed the progress of their project on their blog. Learn more about it here.
If your company is building large scale interactive multitouch bars, walls or tables that are based on rear camera / IR technology, and if you need a software solution that makes the magic work, you can download a free evaluation version of TouchCore from the NUITEQ website.