The smartphone’s built-in camera has certainly jumped leaps and bounds ever since VGA-quality shooters were introduced on that platform, offering image quality that you could never have imagined about five years ago. Well, having said that, how else can you apply the use of a smartphone camera in everyday life? The Touch Vision Interface could very well be it where user input is concerned – it will merge the principles of augmented reality (AR), similar to real-time marker detection and tracking alongside a natural user interface such as a smartphone’s touchscreen display to deliver a totally new interactive experience.
The whole idea of the Touch Vision Interface is to enable touch interaction on a variety of different connected surfaces via a phones’ camera view. All that touch input coordinates are sent to the captured video feed, where your eyes will be greeted by an illusion of being able to manipulate a distant surface directly, making it feel totally seamless and natural.
I would imagine the advertising industry would have a field day with this kind of technology, where consumers get all googly eyed. Imagine a wall of digital billboards which allows one to paint across them with but a single gesture, seamlessly. It will still take some time before such technology will be adopted as a mass measure, though, so right now, we’ll have to make do with whatever AR ads there are available.