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TouchInternational      Back to the Future:The Touch Guys Missed Something          Gary L. Barrett      Chief Technology ...
What We Will Cover                                             The Touch Guys Are Clueless                                ...
The Touch Guys Missed SomethingThe Touch Guys are Clueless  Most Interactive Breakthroughs Came from Someone Other   than...
The Touch Guys Missed Something                 © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
The Touch Guys Missed Something                                      Examining the Theremin                               ...
The Touch Guys Missed SomethingThe Theremin1951Featured in American FilmThe Day the Earth Stood Still                     ...
The Touch Guys Missed Something                 © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
The Touch Guys Missed SomethingHow Does the Theremin Relate to Touch and Interactivity?   Operates on an invisible electr...
Where Are We Now?                © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
12 Reasons for Projected Capacitive1.    Lasts Forever2.    Does Multi-touch3.    Great Optics4.    Unbreakable/All Plasti...
Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the FutureQuestions to AskWe had interactivity at our fingertips in 1920.Why did it ...
Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatFirst Miss: DurabilityIn the early 80s there were three touch technologies   IR   Resi...
Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatSecond Miss: Multi-TouchMulti-touch was rejected for about 25 years due to ghosting.    ...
Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatThird Miss:Near-Field Imaging                     © Copyright 2012 Touch International, ...
Why the Touch Guys Missed the Boat    2 million Projected Capacitive Verifone units were shippedpre-iPhone, but no one rea...
Fast Forward to the Future                      © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
Putting the Past, Present & Future Together                 How do you combine the               capabilities of the There...
Putting the Past, Present & Future TogetherDisney Research has Figured out the SolutionPCAP + Gestures + Motion = TouchéTo...
Past, Present and Future Finally Meet            Touché: Enhancing Touch Interaction                      © Copyright 2012...
Putting it All TogetherBottom LineInteractivity should not be confined to just touch.Think Bigger.Next StepsTouch guys nee...
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Back to the Future: The Touch Guys Missed Something

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Featured at the Future of Touch and Interactivity Conference at Display Week 2012, Touch International CTO Gary Barrett discusses the development of touch and where interactivity is headed.

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Back to the Future: The Touch Guys Missed Something

  1. 1. TouchInternational Back to the Future:The Touch Guys Missed Something Gary L. Barrett Chief Technology Officer
  2. 2. What We Will Cover The Touch Guys Are Clueless Introducing the Theremin Examining Where We Are Today More Ways the Touch Guys Failed The Future of Interactivity © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  3. 3. The Touch Guys Missed SomethingThe Touch Guys are Clueless  Most Interactive Breakthroughs Came from Someone Other than Touch GuysExamples George Hurst, founder of Elographics, was trying to make a digitizer. Bill Pepper, developer of original analog S-Cap touch screen, was trying to make a fretless, stringless guitar. John Fenn and Daryl Stoddard, inventors of the first matrix touch panel, were making an electronic chess board. © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  4. 4. The Touch Guys Missed Something © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  5. 5. The Touch Guys Missed Something Examining the Theremin 1920 Léon Theremin invents the theremin for Russian Government as a proximity sensing security device. Is recognized as the world’s first electronic instrument. © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  6. 6. The Touch Guys Missed SomethingThe Theremin1951Featured in American FilmThe Day the Earth Stood Still © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  7. 7. The Touch Guys Missed Something © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  8. 8. The Touch Guys Missed SomethingHow Does the Theremin Relate to Touch and Interactivity? Operates on an invisible electromagnetic field Relies on the body’s natural capacitance © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  9. 9. Where Are We Now? © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  10. 10. 12 Reasons for Projected Capacitive1. Lasts Forever2. Does Multi-touch3. Great Optics4. Unbreakable/All Plastic5. Contoured and formed6. Lots of electronics options7. Low cost8. Low power9. Proximity Sensing (Z-axis)10. No Coordinate Drift11. High Resolution12. Pen Input © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  11. 11. Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the FutureQuestions to AskWe had interactivity at our fingertips in 1920.Why did it take so long to get to where we are today?How do we apply what we know today, with what we missed inthe past, to get to where we want to be in the future? © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  12. 12. Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatFirst Miss: DurabilityIn the early 80s there were three touch technologies  IR  Resistive  Zone capacitive © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  13. 13. Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatSecond Miss: Multi-TouchMulti-touch was rejected for about 25 years due to ghosting. © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  14. 14. Why the Touch Guys Missed the BoatThird Miss:Near-Field Imaging © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  15. 15. Why the Touch Guys Missed the Boat 2 million Projected Capacitive Verifone units were shippedpre-iPhone, but no one realized the display’s potential until Apple. © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  16. 16. Fast Forward to the Future © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  17. 17. Putting the Past, Present & Future Together How do you combine the capabilities of the Theremin & PCAP with our dreams of interactivity? © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  18. 18. Putting the Past, Present & Future TogetherDisney Research has Figured out the SolutionPCAP + Gestures + Motion = TouchéTouché = Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  19. 19. Past, Present and Future Finally Meet Touché: Enhancing Touch Interaction © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc
  20. 20. Putting it All TogetherBottom LineInteractivity should not be confined to just touch.Think Bigger.Next StepsTouch guys need to go back to the drawing board and look at thetechnology at our fingertips since 1920 and look to combine withthe PCAP of today.Non-touch guys should channel their inner Disney. © Copyright 2012 Touch International, Inc

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