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VOTW: Multi-toe Action with a Touchfloor Keyboard

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Multitoe – let your shoes to the typing.

Multitouch has taken over the smartphone world and with the arrival of Windows 7 and tablets like the HP Slate and the iPad, we're seeing the technology in bigger devices a lot more frequently. So what comes after multitouch? Multitoe, of course!

The video below shows a demonstration of multitoe interaction, the brainchild of Professor Patrick Baudisch and the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Hasso Plattner Institute. Integrating high-resolution multitouch technology and back-projected floors, the team created a large, touch surface that recognizes the soles of the users shoes and allows them to manipulate controls using just their feet.

Multi-toe interaction: bringing multi-touch to interactive floors

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    mavanhel , April 14, 2010 2:59 PM
    HAHA! "Rofessor" makes it sound like Scooby-Doo wrote this article :p 

    But seriously, this is amazing and looks like it could be very entertaining.
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    2zao , April 14, 2010 3:13 PM
    just makes me think of the future of homes...

    walking around your house could be an interactive experience in the future!!
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    sliem , April 14, 2010 3:36 PM
    @mavanhel Rrofessor. Lol you are right. Scooby doo.

    They need bigger buttons for toes as feet as not at all flexible compared to fingers.
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    JMcEntegart , April 14, 2010 3:52 PM
    mavanhelHAHA! "Rofessor" makes it sound like Scooby-Doo wrote this article But seriously, this is amazing and looks like it could be very entertaining.

    sliem@mavanhel Rrofessor. Lol you are right. Scooby doo.They need bigger buttons for toes as feet as not at all flexible compared to fingers.


    Ruh-roh!

    All fixed. :) 
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    grieve , April 14, 2010 7:57 PM
    Wii Fit 2
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    backin5 , April 14, 2010 11:58 PM
    Where's Tom Hanks?
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    kokin , April 15, 2010 1:05 AM
    All they did was model people with shoes. How about people with just socks or who are barefooted?
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2010 1:11 AM
    Doesn't this technology seem to taking a step backwards (pun intended)?
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    craxbaggins , April 15, 2010 1:59 AM
    Seems like a good work out for my abs