MPX multi-touch table - a Linux-based Microsoft Surface rival

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 17 2007 @ 00:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's a video of the Linux-based MPX, a touch table that has a lot in common with the Microsoft Surface table which was presented a couple of weeks ago.



More details can be found at Gizmodo.
JD: Do you feel there's now a race in the multi-touch, multi-user User Interface space? I mean, starting with Han's efforts but now really booming with the iPhone and MS Surface...

PH: My page hits went up quite a bit after announcing touchscreen support, so I think there is quite some demand for touchscreens. How much of a race is it? This is difficult to answer. Being the first one isn't necessarily the most important thing. Jeff Han's input technology was impressing me because it was such a simple idea and it is really easy to build yourself. Multi-touch hardware was suddenly very affordable. He wasn't the first, but he had a huge impact.


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