Miracle "microphone" converts any surface into a multi-touch surface

Technology never ceases to wonder us. Just when most of us thought that that is as far as the "touch" technology could possibly go, here's something that seems to have come well-prepared to defy it. An European researcher, going by the name of Bruno Zamborlin, along with a team of French collaborators - Norbert Schnell and Frederic Bevilacqua has devised, what can be dubbed as next-gen, sci-fi touch interface, which responds to different kinds of gestures, reports ExtremeTech. Did we just say respond? Well, it creates music.

The microphone can create sounds from touch when placed firmly on a surface

The microphone can create sounds from touch when placed firmly on a surface



The contact microphone, which resembles a stethoscope just needs to be firmly fixed on the surface of one's choice, and it is good to go. It works on practically ANY surface - be it a rigid, coarse tree bark or a slab of glass; just about anything. The video below should explain this better. The technology is majorly backed by a technology called Mosaicing Gestural Surface, or Mogees in short.


Describing this concept better, Zamborlin states, "Mogees is an interactive gestural-based surface for realtime audio mosaicing. Through gesture recognition techniques we detect different kind of fingers-touch and associate them with different sounds" Simply put, Mogees tracks finger gestures, and plays certain sounds that have been assigned to certain gestures.


To view this technology in action, check the video below:


Mogees - Gesture recognition with contact-microphones from bruno zamborlin on Vimeo.

Published Date: Jan 05, 2012 04:26 pm | Updated Date: Jan 05, 2012 04:26 pm