Turn ANY surface into a Touch Screen

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I first want to thank my colleague, Adam Ward, for bringing this to my attention.  I had a discussion with him earlier this week when he asked if I had seen or heard about a company, Ubi Interactive, that has a product that could turn any surface into a touch screen.  During that conversation, we were discussing the many applicable scenarios where this could come into play… manufacturing, healthcare, sales, interactive kiosks, etc.

After we concluded our call, I started to do some more investigation and I thought I would share with you my findings.  At the time of this writing, I still haven’t touched or seen this product in action (except for the video below).  But, I agree with Adam… there are many applicable use cases.  As of yesterday, I have placed my order.

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What is it?

imageUbi software with the combination of the Kinect for Windows device and a Windows 8 PC, Laptop, or Tablet can turn any surface into an interactive and natural touch display.

From Ubi’s blog, they share the countless experiences that this solution can solve, including:

  • What if business professionals could demo a product in a team meeting room by just walking up to the wall and touching it?
  • What if professors could engage their students by teaching their lesson plan in an interactive lecture hall?
  • What if shoppers could still get product information on a retail store window when it was closed?
  • What if mom’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe was projected onto a kitchen counter?
  • What if kids could use their entire bedroom wall to play Angry Birds?

Now corporate offices can bring collaboration to an all-time high. Teachers can gauge student interest by teaching interactive material. Retailers can engage customers with their brand by using interactive in-store displays. The possibilities are truly endless.

The Ubi technology extends to all kinds of people and has implications of revolutionizing the way we live our day-to-day lives.

Here is a quick video showcase Ubi

 

Ubi Interactive Story?

Ubi was originally founded and incubated at the Technical University of Munich and the Center for Digital Technology and Management in Munich, Germany. We found a new home in Seattle when we were selected by Microsoft as one of the eleven promising companies, who were chosen from all over the world to be part of its first accelerator program. During this program we developed and perfected our technology making use of the close technical and business guidance from Microsoft.

Our unique technology has caught the world attention and has been featured in CNN, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine etc. Microsoft called us as the future of digital displays and featured us in the World Partner Conference 2012.

What does it cost?

As of this writing, Ubi has the current pricing model:

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Please go to their website to ensure this pricing hasn’t changed.

Additional Info

If you would like to learn more, click on one of these links:

Ubi Interactive Website

Ubi FAQs

Ubi Order

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