Surface computing is the term in which
traditional GUI elements are replaced by
intuitive, everyday objects.
Instead of a keyboard and mouse, the user
interacts directly with a touch-sensitive
It is a form of computing that offers a
“natural way of interaction with information”
rather than the traditional user interface.
“Steve bathiche and Andy
wilson” developed idea of
interactive table that could
understand the manipulation
of physical pieces.
model named T1 was born
2005:Its form factor
tub prototype was
•2007 :Finally interactive
tabletop device was built
that brings both the
physical and virtual worlds
It is a computer that interacts with the user
through the surface of an ordinary object.
It is a 30 inch table top display which allows
several peoples to interact independently or
With surface we can grab objects with our
hands and move information between objects
with natural gestures and touch.
The screen uses multiple infrared cameras
beneath the screen/table top to sense
object, physical touch etc..
The information are processed and displayed
using rear projection.
It consists of:
It is a multi touch screen that processes multiple
inputs and recognizes objects.
Once an object touches the table top the light
reflects and is taken up by infrared camera’s.
It consists of core 2 duo processor,2GB of RAM
and 256 MB graphics card
It uses DLP light engine for rear projection.
The ability to grab digital
information with handsinteracting with mouse gestures
and not with mouse or keyboard.
It allows many
people to experience
The ability to
recognize multiple points
of contact at the same
Physical objects can be
placed on the screen to trigger
different types of digital
Who are using surface today:
Current customers are:
Rio all suite hotel & casino in las vegas
Disney innovations house in california
Hotel 1000 in seattle
Starwood hotels and resorts worldwide.
Multi users collaborative effort of users
Seamless-no wires or USB ports
Instant download/upload of photos.
Users have more control of technologyordering food or manipulating photos fast.
Not portable-table has to stay put
Very expensive to own
Tailored to high end clients
Have to be careful of table surface to not
Surface computer is a perfect computing
device which is user friendly to all kinds of
user by having basic information and very
smart and unique features which none other
computer has and it can be called as FUTURE