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Microsoft Surface

  1. 1. Microsoft Surface By: Stephanie Hendrickson
  2. 2. What is Microsoft Surface? <ul><li>It is an interactive surface computer in table form. </li></ul><ul><li>It is operated through natural gestures, touch, and physical objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for individual or multiple people interaction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is it special? <ul><li>You can move digital information with your hands. No mouse or keyboard required. </li></ul><ul><li>Surface computers recognize multiple contact points. Not just from on finger. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical objects can be used on the screen, such as cameras. It also recognizes tagged objects. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Images are displayed onto the underside of the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Fingers, hand gestures and objects are visible through this screen to cameras placed underneath the display. </li></ul><ul><li>Camera images are then processed using an image processing system which detects, fingers, and objects such as paint brushes. </li></ul><ul><li>These objects are then recognized and the correct application begins running. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where? <ul><li>The current public locations that Microsoft surface is being used are select AT&T stores, iBar at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, select Sheraton Hotels, Disney Innovations House in Anaheim, California, and at Hotel 1000 in Seattle. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The future <ul><li>Right now Microsoft is focused on retail, hospitality, automotive, banking and healthcare. </li></ul><ul><li>They plan to expand to other areas as well as providing home based products. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What does this mean for education? <ul><li>Painting application </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence correction </li></ul><ul><li>Saving continual assessments on ID cards </li></ul><ul><li>There are many more applications being designed </li></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/SURFACE/about_faqs/faqs.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/SURFACE/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP5y7yp06n0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Surface </li></ul>

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