The innovation that comes from the Redmond giant’s research labs is often underestimated, and the new LightSpace technology that Microsoft recently demoed is just another example.
No doubt based on some of the cool projector technologies Microsoft has demonstrated in the past, such as surface, or their Home of the Future projects, LightSpace takes all of that and moves it to a much freer arena.
Based on a combination of multiple projectors as well as one or more three-dimensional cameras, the technology allows for multitouch interaction on any surface in the home.
Where the real potential of this technology lies is when the tech can be embedded all around the home or workplace. Suddenly the computer, the desk, the display – none of it matters. Any surface can show information, and any surface can become interactive.