Light Touch™… the future of touch screen technology

Stan Megraw
23 January 2012

There’s an awesome new product in the works that promises to revolutionize the way we use touch screen technology. It’s called Light Touch, and it was recently unveiled at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Unlike iPod Touch, and other similar devices, Light Touch can turn any flat surface into an interactive touch screen.

Light Blue Optics is an England-based company and they have developed a mini projector that uses proprietary holographic laser projection technology (HLP™). Its wide throw angle means that images can be created close to the projector without distortion. The coolest thing about Light Touch is that it has an infra-red touch sensing system which converts the projected images into a 10” virtual touch screen.

The unit is run by Adobe Flash Lite 3.1, includes both WiFi and Bluetooth for internet connectivity and has 2 GB of memory. It’s rechargeable and can operate for 2 hours.

For now, Light Touch is only available to key customers and partners of the company. There’s no word on the price or when it will be made available to the general public.!

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Stan Megraw

Stan is a writer/researcher, a PhD graduate of McGill University and was a member of the CurioCity team for several years. As a kid he dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL then becoming an astronaut with NASA. Instead, he ended up as an environmental research scientist. In his spare time Stan enjoys working on DIY projects, cooking and exploring his Irish roots.

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