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Wearable Multitouch Projector

This project is a depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces. Beyond a shoulder-worn system, there is no instrumentation of the user or the environment. Foremost, on such surfaces—without calibration—Wearable Multitouch Interaction provides capabilities similar to those of a mouse or a touchscreen: X and Y locations in 2-D interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide variety of interactions. Reliable operation on the hands, for example, requires buttons to be 2.3 centimeters in diameter. Thus, it is now conceivable that anything one can do on today’s mobile devices can be done in the palm of a hand.

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Microsoft Mathematics 4.0

At the end of the installation it is possible to download and install Word and OneNote Add-ins:

Testing the Ink input (think Smartboard – touchscreen devices – school related – …) which works fine as you can see:

The Graphing view:

Some 3D plotting and another calculator skin (you can move the 3D shape around with your mouse):

You can also export really cool 3D plots as images (or as MathML, etc…):

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can be download here for your 32bits or 64bits operating system.

Released: 12 January 2011

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