2 Microsoft Surface ComputingA new way of working with computers that movesbeyond the traditional Mouse & Keyboard experience.It is a Natural User Interface.
3 Microsoft Surface Computing 2001 2004 2007In 2001, Stevie Bathiche ofMicrosoft Hardware andAndy Wilson of MicrosoftResearch beganbrainstorming concepts foran interactive table. Theirvision was to mix thephysical and virtual worldsto provide a rich, interactiveexperience.
4 Microsoft Surface Computing Microsoft Surface Computing 2001 2004 2007In 2004, the team grew andbecame the SurfaceComputing group. Surfaceprototypes, functionalityand applications werecontinuously refined. Theteam built more than 85early prototypes for use bysoftwaredevelopers, hardwaredevelopers and userresearchers.
5 Microsoft Surface Computing 2001 2004 2007Today, Microsoft Surface is a30-inch diagonal displaytable that is easy forindividual or small groups touse collaboratively. With asleek, translucentsurface, people engage withSurface using natural handgestures, touch and physicalobjects placed on the surface.
7 Microsoft Surface ComputingDirect interaction meansthat, we can interact withthe Surface by using ourfingers.No other input device isneeded to give input.This provides a naturalinterface effect (NUI).
8 Microsoft Surface ComputingA single touch screen cansupport more than oneuser. Each user can interactindependently with thesurface.
9 Microsoft Surface ComputingOrdinary touch screens provide only single touch sensing.In surface more than onetouch can be recognizedat the same time.
10 Microsoft Surface ComputingObject recognition isdone in the surface byusing special bar codescalled Domino tags.These are infraredsensitive patterns whichare read by the infraredsensing cameras insidethe surface.
11 Microsoft Surface Computingo It is a tabletop surface computer debuted May 30,2007.o Surface does not have any keyboard or mouse.o multi touch screeno Change an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface .o 30-inch displayo Able to recognize actual unique objects that have barcode.
12 Microsoft Surface Computing1. Screen:- A large horizontal “ Multi-touch ” screen, The Surface can recognize objects by reading coded “domino” tags.2. Infrared:- Surface uses a 850-nm light source.3. CPU:- Core2Duo processors 2GB of RAM 256MB graphics card.4. Projector:- The Surface uses DLP light engine found in many rear projection HDTVs.
13 Microsoft Surface Computing• Uses IR cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and finger touch.• Uses a Rare projection system which displays image on to the underside of a thin diffuser.
14 Microsoft Surface Computing• Objects such as fingers are visible through the diffuser by series of IR cameras, positioned underneath the display.• An image processing system processes the camera images to detect the fingers.• Objects recognized are reported to the applications running in the computer so that they can react to objects shape, movement and touch of the finger.
15 Microsoft Surface Computing• At a high level, Surface uses five cameras to sense objects. This user input is then processed and the result is displayed on the surface using rear projection.• Microsoft Surface can also identify physical objects that have bar-code-like tags (Domino tag). Process
16 Microsoft Surface Computing• Digital photo handling with finger tips.• Instantly compares while shopping.• Interaction with digital content by share, drag and drop digital images.• Surface Restaurant.• Quickly browse through play list entries dragging favorite song to the current track…• Easy to take complex shopping decisions.
17 Microsoft Surface Computing• Multi users- collaborative effort of users interacting.• Seamless- no wires or USB ports.• Instant download/upload of photos.• Users have more control of technology- ordering food or manipulating photos fast.• Educational- learn more info about the products you are using.
18 Microsoft Surface Computing• Incredibly expensive.• Currently designed only in some areas.• Need for dim lighting to avoid washing out the screen.
19 Microsoft Surface Computing• The future : As form factors continue to evolve, surface computing will be in any number of environments – school, businesses, homes and any number of form factors- parts of the countertop, the wall or the refrigerator.