Ubi wants to turn your wall into a touch screen via Kinect

In April, Microsoft announced that 11 startup companies had been picked to participate in a new program called Kinect Accelerator. Microsoft would provided the startups with money, office space, equipment and more to get their Kinect-based software projects going.

One of the 11 companies that was picked by Microsoft was Ubi Interactive, a three-man team from Germany that is designing a way to use Kinect as the basis for software that could turn a wall or any surface into an interactive touch screen. Wired.co.uk reveals more about Ubi and its software.

A live demo of Ubi's product, which uses a regular projector along with Kinect to display and interact with the images, included playing with a 3D model of Earth on a wall, along with a game of Angry Birds. The article stated, "Responsiveness was excellent, with only a split second delay between performing a gesture and action happening on-screen."

The software itself is relatively cheap; Ubi said it will sell it to companies who want to use it for "close to $500". According to one of its developers, Anup Chathoth, "We are already deploying some advertising displays. It's attractive to a customer because of the cost, the ease of deployment; it's portable -- an 80-inch screen you can carry inside a laptop case -- it's flexible and it's also an engaging experience."

Source: Wired.co.uk | Image via Wired.co.uk

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jasonon said,
too bad i don't have a projector! (neither do most people)

Or $500 to use it as a pointless touch screen.

pwnz0r3d said,
I read Ubisoft and wallet first, and thought nothing newsworthy.

what?

The software itself is relatively cheap; Ubi said it will sell it to companies who want to use it for "close to $500". According to one of its developers, Anup Chathoth, "We are already deploying some advertising displays. It's attractive to a customer because of the cost, the ease of deployment

pwnz0r3d said,
I read Ubisoft and wallet first, and thought nothing newsworthy.

I did the EXACT same thing! They really should have come up with a better name, this is the first time I've heard of them, and already I associate them with evil empire of game companies... Or is that EA? I can't decide anymore.